Screening of Asteraceae (Compositae) plant extracts for larvicidal activity against Aedes fluviatilis (Diptera:Culicidae).

@article{Macedo1997ScreeningOA,
  title={Screening of Asteraceae (Compositae) plant extracts for larvicidal activity against Aedes fluviatilis (Diptera:Culicidae).},
  author={Maria Elisa Moschetti Macedo and Rosanna Consoli and Tommaso Grandi and Ademir dos Anjos and Arildo Jos{\'e} Braz de Oliveira and nathan. mendes and Rosevaldo Queiroz and Carlos L Zani},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={565-70}
}
Ethanol extracts of 83 plants species belonging to the Asteraceae (Compositae) family, collected in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, were tested for larvicidal activity against the mosquito Aedes fluviatilis--Diptera: Culicidae). The extract from Tagetes minuta was the most active with a LC90 of 1.5 mg/l and LC50 of 1.0 mg/l. This plant has been the object of several studies by other groups and its active components have already been identified as thiophene derivatives, a class of compounds… CONTINUE READING

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