Inconsequential study on larvicidal efficacy on anise and celery seed extracts indicates that standards in bioinsecticide screening are necessary

Shaalan, E.A., and Canyon, D.V. (2008) Inconsequential study on larvicidal efficacy on anise and celery seed extracts indicates that standards in bioinsecticide screening are necessary. Current Bioactive Compounds, 4 (1). pp. 33-35.

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Abstract

The larvicidal activity of Pimpinella anisum (anise) and Apium graveolens (celery) seed extracts was evaluated against 4th instar Aedes aegypti larvae under laboratory conditions as per WHO methodology. Preliminary screening showed anise seed extracts to be more active than celery seed extracts and hexane produced the best extract of anise seeds giving a mildly potent lethal concentration of 403.84 mg/L. Other researchers have reported higher efficacies which cannot be explained by differences in extraction method or choice of solvent. Other probable causes of efficacy variability in phytochemical potency studies are discussed and bioinsecticide screening standards are recommended.

Item ID: 6171
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: lavicide; bioinsecticide; screening standards; botanical extracts; anise; celery; mosquitoes
ISSN: 1875-6646
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2010 03:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 100%
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