International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part A (2021)
Molecular identification and control of Culex mosquito by Citrus limon in West Bengal, India
Author(s): Amit Chattopadhyay, Sudipta Das Bakshi, Soumi Betal and Pranab Kumar Banerjee
Abstract: Proper identification is a key factor to control the mosquito borne diseases. Genetic marker ITS2 can successfully be used in characterization of Culex mosquito. Application of eco-friendly alternatives to control vectors has become the central focus of the control programme in lieu of the chemical insecticides. The present study has been undertaken to evaluate the larvicidal potential of a locally available botanical (Lemon Peel i.e. Citrus limon) against the 3rd instar Culex larvae in our laboratory which has been followed by GC-MS study. Our result based on GC-MS study showed that Griseoviridin is the potential active larvicidal component present in crude ethanolic lemon extract.
How to cite this article:
Amit Chattopadhyay, Sudipta Das Bakshi, Soumi Betal, Pranab Kumar Banerjee. Molecular identification and control of Culex mosquito by Citrus limon in West Bengal, India. Int J Mosq Res 2021;8(1):06-10.