publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Adulticidal activity of Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth. against Culex quinquefasciatus (Say)

M Govindarajan; R Sivakumar; M Rajeswary; K Yogalakshmi;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2012 Journal: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease (issn: 2222-1808, eissn: 2222-1808, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease Editorial Office
Abstract
Abstract Objective To determine the adulticidal efficacy of different solvent leaf and seed extracts of Pithecellobium dulce ( P. dulce ) against Culex quinquefasciatus ( Cx. quinquefasciatus ). Methods Sucrose-fed and blood starved mosquitoes were released into the tube, and the mortality effects of the extracts were observed every 10 min for 3 h exposure period. At the end of 1, 2, and 3 h exposure periods, the mosquitoes were placed in the holding tube. Cotton pads soaked in 10% sugar solution with vitamin B complex were placed in the tube during the holding period of 24 h. Mortality of the mosquitoes was recorded after 24 h. Results Among five solvent extrac...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungiparasitic diseases
free text keywords: Adulticidal activity, Culex quinquefasciatus, Pithecellobium dulce, Leaf and seed, Mosquito, Filariasis, Medicine, R, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, Vitamin b, biology.organism_classification, biology, business.industry, business, Botany, Holding period, medicine.disease, Sugar
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