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Viruses and the Biological Control of Insect Pests

T. W. Tinsley
BioScience
Vol. 27, No. 10 (Oct., 1977), pp. 659-661
DOI: 10.2307/1297549
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1297549
Page Count: 3
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Viruses and the Biological Control of Insect Pests
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Abstract

Changes in the regime of application of chemical insecticides brought about by pollution and cost factors have given impetus to the use of apparently safe biological agents. This paper discusses the problems involved with the large-scale release of viruses into the natural environment and establishes criteria for their responsible use.

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