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Title: Insecticides
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The repellent activity of the essential oil of the catmint plant, <i>Nepeta cataria</i> (Lamiaceae), and the main iridoid compounds (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS)-nepetalactone, was assessed against (i) major Afro-tropical pathogen vector mosquitoes, i.e. the malaria mosquito, <i>Anopheles gambiae</i> s.s. and the Southern house mosquito, <i>Culex quinquefasciatus</i>, using a World Health Organisation (WHO)-approvedtopical application bioassay (ii) the brown ear tick, <i>Rhipicephalus appendiculatus</i>, using a climbing repellency assay, and (iii) the red poultry mite, <i>Dermanyssus gallinae</i>, using field trapping experiments.
Description: 94-95
Appears in Collections:NPARR Vol.2(2) [April 2011]

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