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biocontrol

(bī′ō-kən-trōl′)
n.
See biological control.

biocontrol

The use of natural products or engineered microorganisms to protect crops against insects, circumventing use of pesticides.

biocontrol

see BIOLOGICAL CONTROL.
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The FitNeS system has CE marking and is available in Europe through CerebralRx, which holds exclusive rights to BioControl Medical's platform vagus nerve stimulation technology for treating neurological disorders.
This exhaustive process is illustrated by the introduction of biocontrol agents for horehound, one of the most widespread weeds in southern Australia.
Another strategy to increase private investment in biocontrol is to identify traits from the useful organisms that can be transferred to crops, thus creating potentially patentable disease- or pest-resistant plants.
Based on the minimal available information regarding the proposed transaction and conversations Koyote has had with both the Chairman of the Board of Targeted and the CEO of Biocontrol, it is Koyote's belief that the transaction as currently structured is in substance a merger, yet Targeted shareholders are not being given the opportunity to voice their opinion on the transaction.
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2,3] reported that iron sequestration by a siderophore, rhodotorulic acid, producedby the yeast Rhodotorulaglutinis, is responsible for biocontrol of Penicilliumexpansumon apples.
We were getting a reasonable level of biocontrol on treated trees," says MacDonald.
Michael Blackburn, an entomologist at the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, has been searching among the 3,500 characterized Bt strains in the ARS Beltsville Bacterial Collection for a strain that will not only kill an initial generation of pests, but will also survive to kill later generations.
With excellent collaborators, we have the capability to explore countries such as Singapore, Thailand, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia to find the most promising biocontrol agents.
The FES Center and Biocontrol Technology have collaborated for many years in the development and production of implantable functional electric stimulators.
The most likely candidates for biocontrol include Baroe, another ctenophore that eats only comb jellies, and the butterfish, a fish of low commercial appeal with a fairly catholic diet that includes Mnemiopsis.
Fungal biocontrol agents have become an important alternative to the use of chemicals due to environmental concerns.