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negative attributes of insects

1. annoyance
2. food contamination
3. psychological disorders
4. skin trauma
5. allergies
6. diseases

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poison definition

any substance that when taken into the body interferes with normal physiological function

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toxin definition

poison of plant or animal origin

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venom definition

mix of more than one toxin

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envenomation definition

act of injecting venom

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positive attributes of insects

1. bioprospecting
2. maggot therapy
3. bee venom therapy
4. medical
5. forensics

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advantage of working with insects

small size, abundance, short generation time, ethics, smaller genome, easy to work with

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human defenses against insects

1. behavioral: swatting, scratching, biting
2. immunological: pain, blood clotting, immune response, allergic reaction

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insect defenses

1. anticoagulants: prevent blood clots
2. analgesics: reduces host pain
3. apyrase: inhibits platelet aggregation

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pheromones

chemicals that induce a reaction in another organism of same species
i.e. sex, alarm, trail

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kairomones

chemicals that induce a reaction in organisms of different species
receiver benefits
emitter is harmed
i.e. prey detection, alarm, aggregation

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allomone

opposite of kairomone
receiver is harmed
emitter benefits