neonicotinoid


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neonicotinoid

(nē′ō-nĭk′ə-tə-noid′)
n.
Any of a class of synthetic compounds having a chemical structure similar to that of nicotine and related alkaloids, used as systemic insecticides on plants and as topical or systemic insecticides on animals.
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Gandhi said India was using neonicotinoid pesticides very, very frequently and added that bee population has been reduced to almost half of what it was.
Effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on promoter-specific aromatase (CYP19) expression in Hs578t breast cancer cells and the role of the VEGF pathway.
These are the only five neonicotinoid pesticides hitherto authorised for use in Europe.
This study resulted in more chemicals being banned apart from the three neonicotinoid insecticides from 2013.
"The evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides pose a threat to our bees is overwhelming.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report, which covered wild beesand honey beesand included a systematic review of scientific evidence published since EFSA's 2013 evaluation, is seen as crucial to whether the European moratorium on neonicotinoid use remains in place.
In this work, we report a novel analytical method for the quantitation of neonicotinoid insecticides.
The research, conducted by a team in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, found that field-realistic doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide affects the behaviour of bees - ultimately interfering with the type of vibrations they produce while collecting pollen.
In a reversal of the Government's previous position on "neonicotinoid" pesticides, Michael Gove said new evidence indicated the risk to bees and other insects was "greater than previously understood".
Scientists who tested 198 honey samples from every continent, except Antarctica, discovered that 75 per cent were laced with at least one of the neonicotinoid chemicals.
Scientists who tested 198 honey samples from every continent except Antarctica discovered 75% were laced with at least one of the neonicotinoid chemicals.