, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 1581–1581 | Cite as

Erratum to: Neonicotinoids in bees: a review on concentrations, side-effects and risk assessment

  • Tjeerd Blacquière
  • Guy Smagghe
  • Cornelis A. M. van Gestel
  • Veerle Mommaerts

Erratum to: Ecotoxicology DOI 10.1007/s10646-012-0863-x

There is an incorrect text in the original publication of the article. The authors would like to correct the error, and the corrected sentence should read as given below.

Within the different insecticide classes, the neonicotinoid insecticides, which include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, thiacloprid, dinotefuran and nitenpyram, are an important group of neurotoxins specifically acting as agonists of the insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) (Matsuda et al. Trends Pharmacol Sci 22:573–580, 2001; Elbert et al. Pest Manag Sci 64:1099–1105, 2008).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Research InternationalWageningen University & ResearchWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Bioscience EngineeringGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Animal Ecology, Faculty of Earth and Life SciencesVU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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