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Title: Evaluation of anti-mosquito properties of essential oils
Authors: Makhaik, Mohini
Naik, Satya Narayan
Tewary, Dhananjay Kumar
Keywords: <i style="">Culex quinquefasciatus</i>
<i style="">Aedes aegypti</i>
Essential oils
Mosquito repellents
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Essential oils from <i style="">Cedrus deodara</i>, <i style="">Eucalyptus citriodora</i>, <i style="">Cymbopogon flexuous</i>, <i style="">C</i>. <i style="">winterianus</i>, <i style="">Pinus</i> <i style="">roxburghii</i>, <i style="">Syzygium aromaticum</i> and <i style="">Tagetes minuta</i> were evaluated for bioactivity against the adults of <i style="">Culex quinquefasciatus</i> and <i style="">Aedes aegypti</i>. Serial dilutions of the oils were made in deodorized kerosene to obtain a range of concentrations (0.5-10%) and the adults were exposed to the vapour of the different oils for 1h in WHO kits for sensitivity testing. <i style="">C</i>. <i style="">winterianus</i> and <i style="">S</i>. <i style="">aromaticum</i> oils were equi effective and found most effective with LC<sub>50 </sub>and LC<sub>95</sub> values respectively at 0.5 and 0.9 % for <i style="">C</i>. <i style="">quinquefasciatus</i> and 1.0 and 2.0 % for <i style="">A</i>. <i style="">aegypti</i>. Activity was found in the order: <i style="">S</i>. <i style="">aromaticum </i>> <i style="">C</i>. <i style="">flexuous</i> > <i style="">E</i>. <i style="">citriodora</i> > <i style="">C</i>. <i style="">winterianus</i> > <i style="">C</i>. <i style="">deodara </i>> <i style="">T</i>. <i style="">minuta</i>.
Description: 129-133
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5019
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.64(02) [February 2005]

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