Permeability of Insect Cuticle


ONE of the major problems in research on insecticidal action concerns the correlation of the toxicity of an insecticide with its chemical and physical properties. Very little progress has hitherto been made when relatively non-toxic carriers have been used. This is mainly due to the fact that too little physiological significance has been attached to the mode of action of the carriers in relation to the toxic principle under investigation.

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HURST, H. Permeability of Insect Cuticle. Nature 145, 462–463 (1940).

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