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The aim of this work was to characterize polyethylene glycol (PEG) coated nanoparticles loaded with garlic essential oil and to evaluate their insecticidal activity against adult Tribolium castaneum . Preparation of nanoparticles was carried out using the melt-dispersion method, a very simple, convenient, and low-cost technique. The oil-loading efficiency(More)
Previous studies suggest that osteopontin (OPN) levels are associated with the incidence and development of multiple types of cancer. This study analyzes the correlation between OPN gene variants and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A total of 150 NPC patients and 150 healthy adults were enrolled and divided into NPC and control groups. In both groups, four(More)
In this study, the fumigant activity of garlic essential oil and its major components, diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, and diallyl sulfide, against the stored-product insect, Tribolium castaneum, were investigated. Results from the space fumigation revealed that garlic essential oil and diallyl trisulfide had strong fumigant activities against the(More)
Metarhizium anisopliae, a soil-borne entomopathogen found worldwide, is an interesting fungus for biological control. However, its efficacy in the fields is significantly affected by environmental conditions, particularly moisture. To overcome the weakness of Metarhizium and determine its isolates with antistress capacity, the efficacies of four M.(More)
The Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella, is a serious pest of stored grains worldwide. Presently, the best effective control against the moth is to disrupt the sexual communication between sexes. Sexual communication in moths includes two processes in which females produce and release pheromones from the sex pheromone gland and males detect and(More)
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