biopesticide

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biopesticide

(bī′ō-pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
An organism, such as a fungus, bacterium, or virus, or a naturally occurring substance, such as a pheromone or mineral, that is used to control or kill pests.

biopesticide

A pesticide, the active ingredient of which is viral, fungal, bacterial or a natural product derived from a plant source, the efficacy of which hinges on specific biological effects.

Examples
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a vector for a engineered gene which encodes a Bt protein toxic to various insects, or by splicing the Bt toxin gene into other organisms; other biocontrol products include baculovirus-derived toxins and pheromones.

biopesticide

a PESTICIDE from a biological source, for example VIRUS, FUNGUS, BACTERIUM, or a product from such a source. Typically it is a BIOLOGICAL CONTROL agent, formulated and applied in a similar way to a chemical pesticide.