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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Insecticide Detoxification
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Entomologists at the USDA are investigating the biochemical and molecular mechanisms involved in xenobiotic (e.g., insecticides) catabolism in fire ants. Understanding these mechanisms may aid in the development of new approaches to pest control. Several detoxification enzymes have been purified, characterized, cloned and sequenced from the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.

Detoxification of insecticides


Last Modified: 5/10/2006