Larvicidal activity of oak quercus infectoria oliv. (fagaceae) gall extracts against anopheles stephensi liston

Aivazi, Ali-Ashraf and Vijayan, V. A. (2009) Larvicidal activity of oak quercus infectoria oliv. (fagaceae) gall extracts against anopheles stephensi liston. Parasitology Research, 104 (6). pp. 1289-1293. ISSN 1432-1955

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-008-1325-5

Abstract

There is a growing interest in the use of botanical insecticides to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides in order to avoid environmental side effects. Anopheles stephensi is the primary vector of urban malaria, an endemic disease in India. So, an effort to assay An. stephensi larvae with gall extracts of Quercus infectoria was made under laboratory conditions at Mysore. Ethyl-acetate extract was found to be the most effective of all the five extracts tested for larvicidal activity against the fourth instar larvae, with LC50 of 116.92 ppm followed by gallotannin, n-butanol, acetone, and methanol with LC50 values of 124.62, 174.76, 299.26, and 364.61 ppm, respectively. The efficacy in killing mosquito larvae may make this plant promising for the development of new botanical larvicide.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 06:22
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 06:22
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7024

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