knockdown line

knockdown line

a graphical representation of the rate of response to a biocide as measured by KNOCKDOWN (y -axis) against time or dose (x -axis). Strains of organisms such as insects are characterized by the slope and position of their knockdown lines relative to other strains.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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