A survey hydrolases in insects and mammals was curried out to obtain leads for the preparation of new selective poisons. The hydrolysis of 7 amides, 6 esters and 1 nitrile have been studied in whole homogenates 5 insect species and the mouse, and in liver homogenates of rat, mouse and rabbit. No amidase activity was found. The results with esters are in agreement with the observations on the metabolism of known selective organophosphates.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1962
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Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.