Pest Control Agents from Natural Products

Abstract Natural products have been used to control animal pests, plant diseases, and weeds since ancient times. Plants have been the most important sources of natural pesticides for centuries and preparations standardized for the active ingredient(s) by modern analytical methods became available in the last decades, making possible the manufacture of reliable products. More recently [...]

Critical Elements of Biological Sensor Technology for Deployment in an Environmental Network System

Abstract A key factor affected for the ability to protect against biological and chemical threats is the deployment of an automated sensor monitoring system for use in government and commercial applications. Currently available biosensors have several shortcomings that must be overcome: 1) they are slow to recognize the presence of a pathogen; 2) they are [...]

Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring at Global Scale and the EU Level

Abstract Biosensor technology is based on a specific biological recognition element in combination with a transducer for signal processing. Since their inception, biosensors have been expected to play a significant analytical role in environmental monitoring…biomonitoring is an essential tool for rapid and cost-effective environmental monitoring. For this reason, biosensor technology has been considered as a [...]