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Blowflies & nicotine: An entomotoxicology study

Magni, P., Pazzi, M., Alladio, E., Vincenti, M., Brandimarte, M. and Dadour, I. (2016) Blowflies & nicotine: An entomotoxicology study. In: 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 22 - 27 February 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Abstract

This research describes the development and validation of a suitable analytical method, based on GC-MS, to detect nicotine in larvae, pupae, empty puparia and adults of blowfly Calliphora vomitoria L. (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Furthermore, the effects on the blowfly survival and growth rate were examined when reared on substrates spiked with three concentrations of nicotine, sufficient to cause death in humans.

Item Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31739
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