avermectins

av·er·mec·tins

(av'ĕr-mek'tinz),
A group of endectocidal drugs that includes ivermectin.
See: ivermectin.

avermectins

a group of chemically related anthelmintics belonging to the macracytic lactones, and produced by fermenting Streptomyces avermitilis. A number of compounds with anthelmintic activity are produced by this process. The combination of two dehydrogenated avermectins is called ivermectin.
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The avermectins are streptomycete-derived macrocyclic lactones that have high potencies against insect pests in several orders, phytophagous mites, and the plantparasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Tylenchida: Meloidogynidae) (Ishaaya & Horowitz 1998).
This class of products, known as avermectins, were revolutionary and provided improved control of a large number of parasites at much lower doses of active material along with a significantly improved safety profile to humans, animals and the environment.
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Ivermectin is a member of the macrocyclic lactone class of endectocides, commonly referred to as avermectins.
The effect of avermectins on feeding, salivary fluid secretion, and fecundity in some ixodid ticks.
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Avermectins are relatively new compounds that work at very low doses.
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Due to the unsuitable usage of avermectins by farmers, pests have significantly strengthened their resistance capacities against avermectin products, which would speed up the development and promotion of substitutes.
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The research and development team has been very active in improving our production techniques, and in developing new technologies and higher value- added products such as sodium gluconate and Avermectins, which have higher profit margins.