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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2019)

Larvicidal studies of Avicennia marina extracts against the dengue fever mosquito Aedes aegypti (Culicidae: Diptera)

Author(s): Abdul Aziz BM Barnawi, Somia E Sharawi, Jazem A Mahyoub and Khalid M Al-Ghamdi
Abstract: Aedes aegypti is one of the most important medical insect pest found in tropical and non-tropical areas of the world, and its relevance as a model system. This study was undertaken to evaluate the impact of different doses of extracted Avicennia marina and its silver nanoparticles against 4th instar of Ae. Aegypti as a source of green nano insecticides. A. marina were extracted and Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) were prepared fabricated with A. marina. Our results showed that A. marina synthesized AgNPs showed high larvicidal toxicity against 4th instar larvae of mosquitoes than the extracts alone at 17.53 times. These results suggest that the synthesized AgNPs of A. marina have the potential to be used as a perfect non-harmful synthesis compound for the control of the Ae. aegypti larvae.
Comparison between the silver particles prepared from the <em>A. marina</em> extract alone.
Fig.: Comparison between the silver particles prepared from the A. marina extract alone.
Pages: 55-60  |  445 Views  32 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Abdul Aziz BM Barnawi, Somia E Sharawi, Jazem A Mahyoub and Khalid M Al-Ghamdi. Larvicidal studies of Avicennia marina extracts against the dengue fever mosquito Aedes aegypti (Culicidae: Diptera). International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2019; 6(1): 55-60.
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