publication . Article . 2014

Adulticidal properties of Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth. (Family: Fabaceae) against dengue vector, Aedes aegypti (Linn.) (Diptera: Culicidae)

Mohan Rajeswary; Marimuthu Govindarajan;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2014 Journal: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, volume 4, pages 449-452 (issn: 2222-1808, eissn: 2222-1808, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease Editorial Office
Abstract
Objective: To examine the toxicity of mosquito adulticidal activity of different solvent leaf and seed extracts of Pithecellobium dulce (P. dulce) against dengue vector, Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti). Methods: Adulticidal efficacy of the crude leaf and seed extracts of P. dulce with five different solvents like benzene, hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and chloroform was tested against the five to six day old adult female mosquitoes of Ae. aegypti. The adult mortality was observed after 24 h under the laboratory conditions. Results: Among the tested solvents the maximum efficacy was observed in the leaf and seed methanol extract. The LC 50 and LC90 values of P. dul...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungifood and beverages
free text keywords: Adulticidal activity, Pithecellobium dulce, Leaf, Seed, Aedes aegypti, Dengue vector, Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, lcsh:RC955-962, biology.organism_classification, biology, Family Fabaceae, Traditional medicine, Dengue fever, medicine.disease, medicine, Adult female, Ethyl acetate, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry
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