Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of essential oil from Mentha spicata (Linn.) against three mosquito species

@article{Govindarajan2011ChemicalCA,
  title={Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of essential oil from Mentha spicata (Linn.) against three mosquito species},
  author={Marimuthu Govindarajan and Rajamohan Sivakumar and M. Rajeswari and K.N. Yogalakshmi},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={110},
  pages={2023-2032}
}
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