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Journal Article


Chemosphere, Elsevier, Volume 18, Number 7, p.1525–1529 (1989)



Diallyl disulfide (DADS), a major insecticidal principle of garlic, L, has low environmental persistence; there is an exponential loss of [35S] DADS from the treated water with respect to time. Compared to larvae, pupae of Say, exhibit higher tolerance to this pesticide. Both, larvae and pupae metabolise [35S] DADS to inorganic [35S] sulfate.

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V. Ramakrishnan, Chintalwar, G. J., and Banerji, A., “Environmental persistence of diallyl disulfide, an insecticidal principle of garlic and its metabolism in mosquito, Culex pipiens quinquifasciatus Say”, Chemosphere, vol. 18, pp. 1525–1529, 1989.