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|Research center of Embrapa/Collection:||Embrapa Meio Ambiente - Resumo em anais de congresso (ALICE)|
|Type of Material:||Resumo em anais de congresso (ALICE)|
|Authors:||JONSSON, C. M.|
MAIA, A. de H. N.
FERREIRA, C. J. A.
COSTA, F. P.
|Additional Information:||CLAUDIO MARTIN JONSSON, CNPMA; ALINE DE HOLANDA NUNES MAIA, CNPMA.|
|Title:||Influence of Baculovirus anticarsia on the growth rate and survival of some nontarget aquatic organisms.|
|Publisher:||In: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 7., 1995, Santos. Abstracts. Sao Paulo: Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia, 1995.|
|Description:||Recently, microbial pest control agents (MPCAs) have been worldwide used to reduce chemical pesticide use and to diminish the high risk of those compounds in the environment. Among various MPCAs, the nuclear polyhedrosis virus Baculovirus anticarsia is widely used in Brazil in the biological control of the velvet bean caterpillar. Although literature data do not show adverse effects of baculoviruses to nontarget organisms, it is necessary to evaluate their toxicity or patogenicity in order to study th environmental risk of those products and to register the formulations in the Brazilian Environmental Regularory Agency - IBAMA. In the presente work, the influence of a Baculovirus anticarsia formulation was evaluted to measure the consequences in the growth rateof the green algae Selenastrum capricornutum, the duckweed Lemna valdiviana and the microcrustacean Daphnia similis. The survival of the fish Hyphessobrycon scholzei exposed during 28 days was also evaluated. No significative adverse effects (P > 0.05) were observed in the test organisms which were exposed to 1-1000 times the maximum calculated pesticide concentration following a direct application to 15 cm layer of water.|
|NAL Thesaurus:||biological control|
|Appears in Collections:||Resumo em anais de congresso (CNPMA)|
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