Larvicidal activity of essential oils from Brazilian plants against Aedes aegypti L.

  title={Larvicidal activity of essential oils from Brazilian plants against Aedes aegypti L.},
  author={Eveline Solon Barreira Cavalcanti and Selene Maia D E Morais and Michele Ashley A Lima and Eddie William de Pinho Santana},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={99 5},
Aedes aegypti L. is the major vector of dengue fever, an endemic disease in Brazil. In an effort to find effective and affordable ways to control this mosquito, the larvicidal activities of essential oils from nine plants widely found in the Northeast of Brazil were analyzed by measurement of their LC50. The essential oils were extracted by steam distillation and their chemical composition determined by GL-chromatography coupled to mass spectroscopy. The essential oils from Cymbopogon citratus… CONTINUE READING
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