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Toxicity of Imidacloprid Administered Alone and in Combination with Heavy Metal Lead on Silkworm, Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)

Toxicity of Imidacloprid Administered Alone and in Combination with Heavy Metal Lead on Silkworm, Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)

Sehrish Akram1, Abida Butt1* and Shakil Ahmad Khan2

1Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
2Sericulture Research Lab, 108 Ravi Road, Lahore, Pakistan
 
* Corresponding author: abidajawed.zool@pu.edu.pk

Fig. 1.

Dose-effect curves of Lead (Pb), imidacloprid commercial formulation (IMF), imidacloprid technical grade (IMT) on different instars of silkworm after 48 h exposure.

Fig. 2.

Plot of the combination index versus the effect produced by Pb-imidacloprid binary mixtures against different instars of silkworm.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 55, Iss. 1, Pages 1-500

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