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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.
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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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These Bt strains have promising potential to grow into a biopesticidal formulation for mosquitoes control.
This strain of Bt was later isolated and commercially produced as a biopesticidal foliar spray (Raven Biological Insecticide, Ecogen Inc., Langhorne PA) for the control of Colorado potato beetle [Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)] in potato (Solanum tuberosurn L.) crops.
(1) focus on the biopesticidal uses of this bacterium in agriculture.
So far, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is the only bacterium found to have major biopesticidal potential.
Biopesticidal effect of leaf extracts of Catharanthus roseus on the larvae of gram pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).
In addition, the shelf life of biopesticidal product may be stored is universally dependent on temperature (Magalhaes and Boucias, 2004).
In this study the biopesticidal activities of different isolates of native NPV on FAW larvae were measured.
This book was intended to bring together the latest advances in the evolving science of biopesticide technology in a cross-disciplinary manner, and, for the first time, presents a comprehensive view of the technology as it has developed for all biopesticidal agents that have achieved commercial success.