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The tendency of pests to become resistant to the effects of particular pesticides, as a natural part of the evolutionary process. New and more toxic pesticides then have to be used, to which pests may eventually become resistant, and the spiral continues. See also pesticide resistance.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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