Healthy Pollinators: Evaluating Pesticides with Molecular Medicine Approaches

Trends Ecol Evol. 2020 May;35(5):380-383. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.12.012. Epub 2020 Mar 4.


Pollinators have been declining worldwide, and pesticides have contributed to these declines. High-resolution approaches from molecular medicine can provide unparalleled insight into organismal physiology and health. Applying these approaches to pollinators can significantly improve the efficiency and sensitivity of pesticide research and evaluation, and thus the sustainability of modern agriculture.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pesticides*


  • Pesticides