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|Title:||Efficacy of non-edible oil seedcakes against termite (<i>Odontotermes obesus</i>)|
|Abstract:||This study evaluates termiticidal potential of non-edible oil seedcakes (jatropha, karanja, neem and mahua) and their crude active components (phorbol esters, karanjin, saponins and azadirachtin) <i>in vitro </i>and <i>in vivo</i>. Cold water extracts of neem cake showed better results than hot water extracts of same cake and caused 100% mortality of termites in 72 h. Crude karanjin extract induced 83.3% mortality after 2 h in petriplate (diam, 4.5 cm) and 100% after 4 h in petriplates (diam, 9.5 cm). <i>In vivo</i>, combination of all cakes was most effective with 1.59% weight loss.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.70(12) [December 2011]|
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