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pesticide Resistance


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A situation in which a population of pests can become resistant to particular pesticides so they are no longer affected by them. This can happen through behavioural change (which helps them to avoid the pesticide), biochemical change (which allows them to detoxify the pesticide), or some other genetic characteristic that reduces their susceptibility to the pesticide.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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