Research Article | Volume: 5, Issue: 3, March, 2015

Milky Mangrove Excoecaria agallocha L. Plant as a source for potential mosquito larvicides

P. Pradeepa†K.Subalakshmi†A. Saranya P. Dinesh Vinoth Arul Raj T. Ramanathan   

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Published:  Mar 28, 2015

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50317

Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous vectors among the group of arthropods. Infections due to mosquitoes are a major worldwide health problem, with high endemicity in developing countries. In the present study, we determined the larvicidal activity of Methanol, Acetone, Hexane, Chloroform and Aqueous extracts of a mangrove plant Excoecaria agallocha against (4th instar larvae) Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. Mosquito larvicidal assays were conducted and their mortality rate was identified after 24hours to evaluate the larvicidal activity of the crude extract of Excoecaria agallocha.

Keyword:     Mangroves Excoecaria agallocha Aedes aegypti Culex quinquefasciatus Larvicidal activity.


P. Pradeepa, K. Subalakshmi, A. Saranya P. Dinesh, Vinoth Arul Raj, T. Ramanathan. Milky Mangrove Excoecaria agallocha L. Plant as a source for potential mosquito larvicides. J App Pharm Sci, 2015; 5 (03): 102-105.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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