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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Algal and Cyanobacterial Metabolites As Agents for Pest Management

Authors
item Schrader, Kevin
item Wedge, David
item Nagle, Dale - UNIVERSITY OF MS

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2001
Publication Date: June 1, 2002
Citation: SCHRADER, K., WEDGE, D.E., NAGLE, D.G. ALGAL AND CYANOBACTERIAL METABOLITES AS AGENTS FOR PEST MANAGEMENT. BOOK CHAPTER. 2002. ADVANCES IN MICROBIAL TOXIN RESEARCH. PP. 171-195.

Interpretive Summary: This is a book chapter.

Technical Abstract: Algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are prolific producers of secondary metabolites that are a potential source of new pesticides. Previous discoveries of bioactive compounds from algae and cyanobacteria as algicides, herbicides, and fungicides related to agriculture and as pesticides for invertebrate control (insecticides and molluscicides) are discussed. In addition, the approaches that we are using in our laboratories to discover antialgal, antifungal, and herbicidal compounds from algae and cyanobacteria are presented.

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