Volume : IV, Issue : I, January - 2014

Larvicidal Action of Garcinia Gummi–Gutta.Robs. Var. Gummi–Gutta on Dengue Victim Aedes Aegypti

Dhanya. P, Benny. P. J.

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Mosquitos are the vectors of many vector-borne diseases that outbursts at rainy seasons. Of these dengue fever is a common one caused by Aedes aegyptii. As a solution, many experiments were conducted in this study to evaluate the larvicidal potential of Garcinia gummi-gutta . Crude methanolic leaf extracts of Garcinia gummi-gutta were tested on Aeedes aegypti under in vitro condition. The results indicated that the leaf extract of Gracinia gummi-gutta showed more cytotoxic effect (inhibitory) on the third or fourth instar larva at higher concentrations as compared to control, while the lower concentrations of leaf extract showed negative larvicidal (stimulaitory) effect on growth parameters of mosquito larva. Presence of flavonoids have been observed and , LC/MSanalysis was carried out on methanol leaf extract to find out the active component.

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Dhanya. P, Benny. P. J. Larvicidal Action of Garcinia Gummi-Gutta.Robs. Var. Gummi-Gutta on Dengue Victim Aedes Aegypti Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.IV, Issue. I

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