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Table 3 Chemical nature and mode of action of the pesticides experimented

From: Study of tolerance ability in phosphate solubilising microorganisms isolated from tea plantations soil of lower Darjeeling hills

Pesticide Chemical nature Mode of action
Fipronil Phenylpyrazole, neonicotinoid Act and disrupts central nervous system
Phorate Organothiophosphate Inhibits acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase
Emamectin benzoate Emamectins Inhibits muscle contraction
Quinalphos Organothiophosphate Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor
Thiomethoxame Oxadiazane Interferes with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in central nervous system
Fenazaquin Quinazoline Mitochondrial NADH:ubiquinone reductase inhibitor
Spiromesifen Butenolide Inhibitor of lipid synthesis
Deltamethrin Cyclopropanecarboxylate ester (Pyrethroid) Neurotoxin
Flubendiamide Organofluorine Ryanodine receptor modulator