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  • noun medicine Any of a class of macrocyclic lactones, produced by Streptomyces bacteria, that are used medically to kill parasites

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  • Generic name avermectin B1 [a mixture of avermectins containing

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  • BEEMAN, R.W. and SPEIRS, W.E. (1984) Toxicity, persistence and antagonism of avermectin B1 against stored-product insects.pp. 246-255.

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  • Since then, however, their use in veterinary and public health areas has been pursued, and avermectin has been registered in the US as an outdoor control agent for the imported fire ant.

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  • Beeman and Speirs (1984) carried out tests with avermectin B1 against a range of storage pests.

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  • Annual sales of the isolated avermectin toxin and its analogues are worth about US $ 200 million.

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  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories have indicated that although they are seeking to increase the range of food crops on which the use of avermectin is approved, they have no current plans to develop avermectins as grain protectants.

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  • The half-life decay for avermectin B1 on wheat at 26. 7°C and 60% r.h. was 3-6 months.

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  • Attempts to synthesize new avermectin-like compounds have proved unsuccessful.

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  • In 1986, when the product Affirm was registered, technical avermectin was considered to be highly toxic to birds, fish, aquatic invertebrates and mammals.

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  • One of the bald mutants, SA1-8, had the same linear chromosomal structure as the high avermectin-producing mutant 76-9.

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