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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2018)
Phytochemical profiling and Ovicidal efficacy of Boswellia sacra Resin extracts against the filarial vector Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Author(s): Hridya Rajan P and Dr. R Dhivya
Abstract: Vector control is facing a threat due to emergence of resistance to synthetic insecticides. Insecticides of plant origin may serve as suitable alternative to synthetic insecticides in future. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to evaluate ovicidal activity of solvent extracts of resin of Boswellia sacra against vector mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus. B. sacra extracts of acetone, chloroform and ethanol were tested against the eggs of Cx. quinquefasciatus at different concentrations. The data were subjected to statistical analysis and was found to be significant. Results revealed that acetone extract of B. sacra possessed strong ovicidal activity. Phytochemical profiling of the extracts showed the presence of many secondary metabolites, which might be reason for its high efficacy. The present investigation lead the path of exploration of B. sacra resin for eradication of selected medically important human vector mosquitoes, thereby gaining a real momentum to include this resin for intense vector control programme.
How to cite this article:
Hridya Rajan P and Dr. R Dhivya. Phytochemical profiling and Ovicidal efficacy of Boswellia sacra Resin extracts against the filarial vector Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). 2018; 5(4): 01-06.