general biology

Waste water and insect life… or better… insect death!

Neonicotinoids are neuro-active insecticides which derive their toxicity to target species from acting mainly agonistically on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) on the post-synaptic membrane. This means that normal nerve impulses become impaired. Among neonicotinoids, imidacloprid shows a selective toxicity for insects or at least it should! An interesting research, published by Tessa C. Van Dijk, Marja A. … Continue reading