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Larvicidal potential of wild mushroom extracts against Culex quinquefasciatus Say, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae Giles S.S

  title={Larvicidal potential of wild mushroom extracts against Culex quinquefasciatus Say, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae Giles S.S},
  author={Baraka Luca Chelela and Musa Chacha and Athanasia O. Matemu and Arusha Tanzania},
The crude extracts from six wild mushrooms namely Lactarius densifolius, Lactarius gymnocarpoides, Russula cellulata, Russula kivuensis, Amanita phalloides and Boletus species were evaluated for larvicidal activity against Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus larvae. Generally, the crude mushroom extracts demonstrated low to high larvicidal activities against all tested mosquito larvae. The L. gymnocarpoides ethanol extract (BM2E) exhibited the highest activity against A… 

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