Dimethoate affects cholinesterases in Folsomia candida and their locomotion--false negative results of an avoidance behaviour test.

@article{Pereira2013DimethoateAC,
  title={Dimethoate affects cholinesterases in Folsomia candida and their locomotion--false negative results of an avoidance behaviour test.},
  author={Cecilia Manuela Pereira and Sara C. Novais and Amadeu M V M Soares and M{\'o}nica J B Amorim},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2013},
  volume={443},
  pages={821-7}
}
The main mode of action of organophosphate insecticides is to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which causes neuromuscular paralysis leading ultimately to death. The collembolan Folsomia candida is an important and standard test species in ecotoxicology, where effects on avoidance behaviour are assessed. Being related to insects they represent potential targets of insecticides such as the organophosphate dimethoate. In the present study we exposed F. candida to dimethoate having 2 main aims… CONTINUE READING
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