Kishan K Aggarwal

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Anopheles stephensi (Liston) is a well-known vector of malarial parasite in tropical countries. The developing trend of resistance in mosquitoes toward synthetic mosquitocidal agents makes their management extremely difficult. Effectiveness of essential oils with aroma therapeutic values seems to be an emerging tool to combat this vector. Piperitenone oxide(More)
Essential oils extracted from 10 medicinal plants were evaluated for larvicidal, adulticidal, ovicidal, oviposition-deterrent and repellent activities towards three mosquito species; Anopheles stephensi, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. The essential oils of Juniperus macropoda and Pimpinella anisum were highly effective as both larvicidal and(More)
The essential oil of Artemisia annua L. was tested for its toxic repellent and development inhibitory activities against 2 economically important stored product insects: Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Callosobruchus maculatus (L.). Adult beetles of T. castaneum were repelled significantly by oil of A. annua at 1% concentration (vol:vol) and above in(More)
1,8-Cineole isolated from Artemisia annua was tested against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) for contact toxicity, fumigant toxicity, and antifeedant activity. The adults of T. castaneum were more susceptible than larvae to both contact and fumigant toxicity of 1,8-cineole, and LD50 and LC50 values of 108.4 microg/mg body weight of adult insect and 1.52(More)
A novel serine protease inhibitor (AmPI) was purified from larval hemolymph of tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta by two-step process of trypsin-affinity and gel-filtration (FPLC) chromatography. AmPI was active against larval midgut and commercial bovine trypsin and chymotrypsin. The extent of purification was determined by SDS and Native PAGE. The protease(More)
A serine Kunitz protease inhibitor was isolated from the semi-mature leaves of Terminalia arjuna, a host plant for Antheraea mylitta, using ammonium sulphate fractionation, gel permeation chromatography and trypsin–sepharose affinity chromatography. A 29-fold purification of T. arjuna Trypsin Inhibitor (TaTI) with a yield recovery of 3.2% was achieved. The(More)
The analysis of reciprocal genetic crosses between resistant Helicoverpa armigera strain (BH-R) (227.9-fold) with susceptible Vadodara (VA-S) strain showed dominance (h) of 0.65-0.89 and degree of dominance (D) of 0.299-0.782 suggesting Cry1Ac resistance as a semi-dominant trait. The D and h values of F(1) hybrids of female resistant parent were higher than(More)
Non-compliance by patients and poor clinical management due to the use of incorrect regimens are the main reasons for the development of drug resistance by mycobacterial strains. New strategies for the control of multi-drug-resistant mycobacterial strains have become a necessity for proper management of tuberculosis, which, according to the WHO report(More)
Root exudates from Tephrosia plants contained a rock-iron [Fe(OH)3] -solubilizing compound. This was purified to apparent homogeneity and appears to possess an iron-binding phenolic moiety linked to a proteinaceous component that may act as a receptor. The lyophilized purified fraction showed maximum Fe(OH)3-solubilizing activity at 50°C under acidic pH.(More)
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