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PLANT ESSENTIAL OILS AS MOSQUITO REPELLENT-A REVIEW

@article{Kalita2013PLANTEO,
  title={PLANT ESSENTIAL OILS AS MOSQUITO REPELLENT-A REVIEW},
  author={Bhupen Kalita and S. Bora and Anil Kumar Sharma},
  journal={International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy and Life Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={2014}
}
Malaria is considered endemic in 104 countries and territories around the world nessessitating its control. Essential oils belonging to various plant species and possessing mixtures of hydrocarbons have been seen to act as effective repellent against various pests. The monoterpenoids constituting the major component is found to be cytotoxic to plant and animal tissue thus impairing the normal functioning of these tissues. The commercially marketed repellents basically consist of essential oils… 

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