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1 December 2011 Coffee Husk Waste for Fermentation Production of Mosquitocidal Bacteria
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Coffee husk waste (CHW) discarded as bio-organic waste, from coffee industries, is rich in carbohydrates. The current study emphasizes the management of solid waste from agro-industrial residues for the production of biopesticides (Bacillus sphaericus, and B. thuringiensis subsp. israelensis), to control disease transmitting mosquito vectors. An experimental culture medium was prepared by extracting the filtrates from coffee husk. A conventional culture medium (NYSM) also was prepared. The studies revealed that the quantity of mosquitocidal toxins produced from CHW is at par with NYSM. The bacteria produced in these media, were bioassayed against mosquito vectors (Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles stephensi, and Aedes aegypti) and it was found that the toxic effect was statistically comparable. Cost-effective analysis have revealed that, production of biopesticides from CHW is highly economical. Therefore, the utilization of CHW provides dual benefits of effective utilization of environmental waste and efficient production of mosquitocidal toxins.

© 2011 Entomological Society of America
Subbiah Poopathi and S. Abidha "Coffee Husk Waste for Fermentation Production of Mosquitocidal Bacteria," Journal of Economic Entomology 104(6), 1816-1823, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1603/EC11125
Received: 21 April 2011; Accepted: 1 August 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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