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1 December 2010 Larvicidal Activity of the Extract of Seaweed, Caulerpa scalpelliformis, Against Culex pipiens
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The larvicidal efficacy of the acetone extract of the thalli of Caulerpa scalpelliformis var. denticulata was determined against late 2nd to early 3rd instars of Culex pipiens at concentrations ranging from 100 to 2,000 parts per million (ppm). At 1,200 ppm, the extract caused >70% larval mortality at 24-, 48-, and 72-h exposure. The LC50 (lethal concentration) and LC90 values of C. scalpelliformis were 338.91 and 1,891.31 ppm, respectively. Our data showed that this species of seaweed contains components with larvicidal properties against mosquitoes.

HUSEYIN CETIN, Mehmet Gokoglu, and Emre Oz "Larvicidal Activity of the Extract of Seaweed, Caulerpa scalpelliformis, Against Culex pipiens," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 26(4), (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.2987/10-6046.1
Published: 1 December 2010
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