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Kill to be born

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  00:28:00  2009  Color  Sound

Parasitoid insects are veritable serial killers, and they play a major role in the regulation of insect populations. Europe-wide scientific research on the lines of a criminal investigation reveals how these killers behave and what remarkable capabilities they have.
In basic research, parasitoids make excellent models for behavioral ecology studies. They are also used in applied research, notably for biological control, where they can serve as
precious auxiliaries for controlling crop pests. Parasitoids still have many secrets to reveal, and new research avenues are opening up.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : RONAT Luc
Director : RONAT Luc
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of animations and macrocinematography.
Voice over and interviews (live sound).
NotesIBSV : Interactions Biotiques et Santé Végétale.
ECM : Ecologie Comportementale et Moléculaire.
ESF : Fondation Européenne de la Science Programme BEPAR ( Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids ? From Theoretical Approaches to Field Application)



Animal biology ; Ethology

Technical Sheet
Item No.2009
PublicLarge audience
VersionFrench ; English ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam