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 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...
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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