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dc.contributor.authorNdiege, I. O.
dc.contributor.authorKyarimpa, Christine Mugumya
dc.contributor.authorBöhmdorfer, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorWasswa, John
dc.contributor.authorKiremire, Benard T.
dc.contributor.authorKabasa, John David
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T09:34:34Z
dc.date.available2014-11-17T09:34:34Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationIndustrial Crops and Products Volume 62, December 2014, Pages 400–404en_US
dc.identifier.issn0926-6690
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669014005500
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11686
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.09.006en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the search for alternatives to synthetic medicine goes on, several plants have been identified as possible natural insecticides, among which is Tagetes minuta. In this study essential oil from T. minuta was obtained by hydrodistillation. It was tested against the 3rd and 4th instar Anopheles gambiae to determine the larvicidal activity. Six different concentrations of this essential oil were studied and compared with that of methyl parathion, a synthetic organophosphorus insecticide for 24 h. GC–MS results indicated the presencetrans-ocimene 15.90%, I-verbenone 15% of limonene 8.02%, tegetone 3.56%, and 2-pinen-4-one 7.84% as the major compounds in the essential oil. The LC50 was 2.9 mg/l while the LC90 was 3.29 mg/l after 2 h of exposure. After 6 h of exposure, the LC50 and LC90 were 2.31 mg/l and 2.68 mg/l, respectively, while after 12 h, it was 1.49 and 1.82 mg/l, respectively. After 24 h, the LC50 and LC90 were not determined because the mortality was 100%. Therefore effectiveness of essential oil from T. minuta is comparable to that of synthetic insecticides and can be studied further in lieu of becoming a possible alternative.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectEssential oilen_US
dc.subjectAnopheles gambiaeen_US
dc.subjectTagetes minutaen_US
dc.subjectMethyl parathionen_US
dc.titleEssential oil and composition of Tagetes minuta from Uganda. Larvicidal activity on Anopheles gambiaeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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