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Similar Effects of X-Irradiation and Piperonyl Butoxide on Toxicity of Malathion and Malaoxon to House Flies1,2

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Application of piperonyl butoxide to adults and xirradiation of Musca domestica L. pupae with 10,000 R caused similar and additive effects when flies were treated topically with malathion or malaoxon. Malathion toxicity was inhibited by piperonyl butoxide or X-irradiation of pupae, while malaoxon was synergized, The implication is that pupal X-irradiation and piperonyl butoxide have similar modes of action in combination with malathion or malaoxon.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1970

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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.
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