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a group of organic insecticides, many of which are banned in the US and Europe
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(ˌsaɪ kləˈdaɪ in, -daɪˈin)

any of several organic chemicals having a chlorinated methylene group bonded to two carbon atoms of a six-member carbon ring.
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Systematic review and meta- analysis of cyclodiene insecticides and breast cancer.
Cyclodiene insecticide, DDE, DDT, arsenic, and mercury contamination of big Brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) foraging at a Colorado superfund site.
The replacement of cyclodiene termiticides (some of the so-called 'organochlorine' ones) with alternative chemical barriers are not without occupational and public health risks.
Chlorinated cyclodiene insecticides' including HPTC has been incorporated along with 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) of Stockholm Convention signed in 2001.
Endosulfan is a cyclodiene insecticide that many tomatoes growers in Florida have relied on over the years to suppress whitefly adults.
Many resistant insects have elevated level of GSTs and such over expression of this enzyme is considered to be responsible for the development of resistance to organochlorine insecticides including DDT, hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and cyclodiene (3).
The most frequently used cyclodiene organochlorine on animals was Lindane, isolated in 1912 and used on animals beginning in 1943, although it is now banned in most countries of world.
Endosulfan, a compound of cyclodiene subgroup of organochlorine pesticides, is used extensively in Pakistan to control insect pests in fruit crops, vegetables, oilseed and cereal crops (Tariq et al., 2007).
Endosulfan is a chlorinated cyclodiene pesticide which was first severely restricted then banned in 2006 in several European Union countries.
Metabolic pathway utilize by phanerochale chrysosporium for degradation of the cyclodiene pesticide endosulfan.