Toxic effects of a recently introduced carbamate pesticide, Dunet (methomyl) on Drosophila melanogaster

Shabana Basheer, V. Vasudev, R. Venu, K. P. Guruprasad, S. K. Harish

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Dunet (methomyl) a newly introduced carbamate pesticide, was analysed for its toxic effects on Drosophila melanogaster. It has been estimated that the LD50 is 0.177μl/100 ml. These studies have also revealed that Dunet is toxic as it had a pronounced effect on rate of development and viability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Environmental Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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