MOSQUITOCIDAL POTENTIAL OF JATROPHA CURCUS AGAINST FILARIAL VECTOR CLILEX QUINQUEFACIATLISA. NARESHKUMAR, S. UMAVATHI AND M. MANIMEGALAP
In the present study jatropha curcus leaves were extracted with acetone and it was tested against the filarial vector Culex quinquefasciatus. The toxicity (LC50 and LC90) values were also worked out against different larval and pupal forms. The larval and pupal durations were extended and delayed in emergence of adult was also noted and it may be due to various compounds present in it (Jatrophine, Cyclic heptapeptide, Cyclogossine A and Saponins). These compounds show toxic effect on larval, pupal and growth inhibitory factors. Hence latropha curcus can be used for the control of filarial vector Culex quinquefasciatus at sewage water ecosystem.
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