volume 99, issue 1, P61-65 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s0073-47212009000100009
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Abstract: ABSTRACT. Susceptibility of workers and larvae of social bees in relation to ricinine. Many substances of vegetal origin can be toxic or present an insecticidal potential. With the aim of decreasing the environment pollution problem, a few studies are trying to substitute synthetic insecticides with botanical ones. Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) presents a great variety of substances, being the ricinine the main toxic component. Considering that bees are useful as pollinator agents of plants, this study eva…

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