DDVP

Type: Product
Name: DDVP
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Xiamen's biggest bean sprout plant closed down after raid

Inspectors raided Yizhiyuan, the largest bean spout producer in Xiamen on 21st MarchIllegal additives were used to help speed up the growth cycle of the plants, increase output and slow their decay.A bean sprout workshop which supplied over 50% of bean ... [Published Whats On Xiamen - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers at LSTM unlock the secret of multiple insecticide resistance in mosquitoes

Paper shows mechanisms by which multiple and cross resistance are achievedResearchers at LSTM have discovered how unprecedented multiple and extreme-level resistance is generated in mosquitoes found in the rice fields of Tiassalé in southern Côte d'Ivoire. ... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 21 2014]

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...bottles labeled “DDVP” - a hazardous organophosphate which is highly toxic to the nervous system through its inhibition of acetylcholinesterase. "Too many rats in the warehouse, so we spray it around to control them…” said the workshop owner. He realized his statement was inappropriate, and added that they only sprayed DDVP when the warehouse was empty."
...The paper, "CYP6 P450 enzymes and ACE-1 duplication produce extreme and multiple insecticide resistance in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae" published in PLoS Genetics today, highlights the combination of stringently-replicated whole genome transcription profiling, in vivo transgenic gene...

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