Adulticidal activity of some Malaysian plant extracts against Aedes aegypti Linnaeus.

  title={Adulticidal activity of some Malaysian plant extracts against Aedes aegypti Linnaeus.},
  author={Othman Hidayatulfathi and Shaheeda Mohd Sallehuddin and Joe Ibrahim},
  journal={Tropical biomedicine},
  volume={21 2},
The adulticidal activity of methanol extracts from three Malaysian plants namely Acorus calamus Linn., Litsea elliptica Blume and Piper aduncum Linn. against adult of Aedes aegypti (L.) were studied. Standard WHO bioassay tests were used to evaluate the effectiveness of these plant extracts. The hexane fraction from methanol extract of Acorus calamus rhizome was the most effective, exhibiting LC50 and LC90 values of 0.04 mgcm(-2) and 0.09 mgcm(-2) respectively. For L. elliptica, the methanol… CONTINUE READING
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