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2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2
Eco toxicity of plant based mosquito larvicidal, repellent and adulticidal activities of Sargassum polycystum extract against dengue and filaria vectors

P Desiyamani, M Syed Ali, V Anuradha, N Yogananth and H Sheeba

The present study was conducted to analyze the mosquito larvicidal, repellent and adulticidal activities by ethanol extract of Sargassum polycystum against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. The larvicidal and repellent activity was tested by various concentrations of the extract at 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300µL/cm2 against batches of 20 early fourth-instar larvae of dengue and filariasis vector. Mortality was observed 24h after treatment. Adulticidal activity of S. polycystum extract was tested against 4-5 old female adults of both mosquitoes and mortality was observed 24h under laboratory conditions. The maximum larvicidal and adulticidal activity was observed at 200 µL concentrations of LC50 were (52.2±2.3), (53.2±2.3) and (50.2±0.7), (51.2±0.9) µL/ml. At 300 µL, extracts of S. polycystum showed maximum repellency of 93% and 95.1% against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. The present study identifies active insecticidal compounds from S. polycystum by GC-MS and can be novel source against dengue and filariasis mosquitoes.
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How to cite this article:
P Desiyamani, M Syed Ali, V Anuradha, N Yogananth, H Sheeba. Eco toxicity of plant based mosquito larvicidal, repellent and adulticidal activities of Sargassum polycystum extract against dengue and filaria vectors. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(2):1108-1117.
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