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Main Title Viral pesticides : present knowledge and potential effects on public and environmental health : symposium proceedings /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Summers, Max.
Kawanishi, Clinton Y.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Health and Ecological Effects, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/9-78-026
Stock Number PB-291 648
OCLC Number 06787202
Subjects Viral pesticides--Congresses ; Viral pesticides--Safety measures--Congresses ; Viral pesticides--Environmental aspects--Congresses
Additional Subjects Insect viruses--Congresses ; Insect viruses--Safety measures--Congresses ; Insect control--Biological control--Environmental aspects--Congresses ; Public health ; Pesticides ; Viruses ; Meetings ; Pest control ; Ecology ; Chemical tests ; Biological agents ; Tables(Data) ; Recommendations ; Safety ; Procedures ; Hazards ; Evaluation ; Implementation ; Serology ; Identifying ; Baculovirus ; Environmental health ; Ecosystems ; DNA viruses ; Infections ; Cell cultures
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EJBD  EPA 600-9-78-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/15/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/9-78-026 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/21/2004
EKCD  EPA-600/9-78-026 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 09/24/2018
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NTIS  PB-291 648 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Baculoviruses appear to be effective alternatives to chemical pest control. To date deleterious effects on other components of the ecosystem have not been demonstrated. However, safety testing recommended for registration utilize protocols developed for chemical pesticides. Safety testing should respond to improving technology. The concensus of the symposium participants was that (1) safety testing protocols be modified such that they are appropriate for biological agents, (2) the sensitive and refined tools of molecular biology such as restriction fragment analysis, nucleic acid hybridization techniques, radioimmunoassay, etc., offer improved levels of specificity for virus identification and/or detection of virus replication, (3) the question of persistence or expression of viral genome or parts of viral genome in non-target systems should be of primary concern, (4) EPA confirm the data most relevant to safety tests before a biologic agent is registered, and (5) detailed studies on replication, pathogenesis and genetics of these agents in their natural hosts and cell culture systems should be carried out. These general recommendations emphasize only certain major topics urgently in need of research to provide basic information necessary for more precise and rational assessment of possible health effects of biologic agents used as pesticides.
"EPA-600/9-78-026." Symposium held at Myrtle Beach, S.C. in 1977; sponsored by Health Effects Research Laboratory. Includes bibliographical references.