Mancozeb

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Mancozeb is a dithiocarbamate non-systemic agricultural fungicide with multi-site, protective action on contact. It is a combination of two other dithiocarbamates: maneb and zineb.[1] The mixture controls many fungal diseases in a wide range of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals. It is marketed as Penncozeb, Trimanoc, Vondozeb, Dithane, Manzeb, Nemispot, and Manzane.

Mechanism[edit]

It reacts with, and inactivates, the sulfhydryl groups of amino acids and enzymes of fungal cell, resulting in disruption of lipid metabolism, respiration and production of adenosine triphosphate.[2]

Mancozeb is listed under FRAC code M3, considered a low risk group without any signs of resistance developing to the fungicide.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mancozeb". Cornell University. 1993. Retrieved 2014-07-20. It is a combination of two other chemicals of this class, maneb and zineb 
  2. ^ The Pesticide Manual - A world compendium - Thirteenth Edition, Tomlin C.D.S, British Crop Protection Council, 2003
  3. ^ "FRAC Code List 2013" (PDF). http://www.frac.info/. Fungicide Resistance Action Committee. Retrieved June 23, 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

External links[edit]

  • Mancozeb in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)