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Activity of Turkish Medicinal Plants Against Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 September 2011

William S. Bowers
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Bilge Sener
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Philip H. Evans
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Funda Bingol
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Ilkay Erdogan
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract

Organosoluble extracts from 55 Turkish medicinal plants were tested under standardised conditions for biological activity against third-instar larvae of mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae. Eight extracts demonstrated significant larvicidal activity, with An. gambiae being more susceptible than Ae. aegypti in all cases. The possibility of using indigenous plants for mosquito control is discussed.

Résumé

Des extraits organosolubles provenant de 55 plantes médecinales de Turquie ont été testés sous conditions standardisées pour leur activité biologique sur des larves du 3è stade d'Aedes aegypti et Anopheles gambiae. Huit extraits ont démontré une activité larvicide significative, avec An. gambiae étant plus susceptible qu'Ae. aegypti dans tous les cas. Les possibilités d'utilisation des plants indigènes pour la lutte contre moustiques a été discutée.

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Copyright © ICIPE 1995

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