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Main Title Investigation on the potential environmental hazards of pesticidal viruses : project summary /
Author Huang, Eng-Shang. ; Loh, L. ; Wu, Y. M. ; Mar, E. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Loh, Lambert.
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600-S1-85-018; EPA-R-806210
Stock Number PB85-242527
OCLC Number 40817244
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Hazards ; Pesticides ; Environments ; Baculoviruses ; Insects ; Molecular biology ; In vitro analysis ; Biological pest control ; Pest control ; Toxic substances ; Spodoptera frugiperda
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EJBD  EPA 600-S1-85-018 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/02/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S1-85-018 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB85-242527 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
Due to the environmental and ecological effects of toxic chemical pesticides, the usage of insect viruses have been considered as one of the alternatives for the control of agriculture insect pests. In fact in the past 3 decades, several baculoviruses have been used as viral pesticides for pest control. It has not been demonstrated to be hazardous to non-target organisms using the classical infectivity and morphological alteration as measuring factors. In this research project, the authors have further used molecular biological approaches to characterize the molecular structure of one of the insect viruses to investigate and elucidate the possible pathogenicity and oncogenicity of pesticidal viruses to human and other mammals at in vitro level. The authors' study suggests that the pesticidal virus Spodoptera Frugiperda (SF) can not productively infect human fibroblast or HEP-2 cell lines and can not induce morphological transformation of human fibroblast.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. At head of title: Project Summary. "September 1985." Clinton Kawanishi, Project Officer. "EPA/600-S1-85-018."