Tepa and Thiotepa: Uptake, Persistence, and Sterility Induced in Pupae and Adults of Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus1,2
Authors: SEAWRIGHT, J. A.; BOWMAN, M. C.; PATIERSON, R. S.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 64, Number 2, April 1971 , pp. 452-455(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:When male pupae of the southern house mosquito, Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say, were exposed to concentrations of tepa and thiotepa in aqueous solutions, the uptake of thiotepa was much greater than that of tepa, and it correlated directly with the degree of sterility induced. In pupae, thiotepa was metabolized rapidly (70% in 18 hours) after an initial lag of 4 hours and was not converted to tepa. but in adults this conversion did occur. Partition coefficients for thiotepa and tepa in 3 binary solvent systems were compared. Tepa was much more polar than thiotepa.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1971
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