Acaricidal effects of the essential oil of Origanum minutiflorum (Lamiaceae) against Rhipicephalus turanicus (Acari: Ixodidae)


ÇETİN H., Cilek J. E. , AYDIN L., YANIKOĞLU A.

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, vol.160, no.3-4, pp.359-361, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 160 Issue: 3-4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2008.11.009
  • Journal Name: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-361
  • Keywords: Origanum minutiflorum, Rhipicephalus turanicus, Tick control, Essential oil, CULEX-QUINQUEFASCIATUS DIPTERA, ACUTE TOXICITY, COMPONENTS, IMMATURE, DISEASES, INDICA, LEAVES, LARVAE, TICK
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The acaricidal effects of the volatile essential oil Origanum minutiflorum O. Schwarz & P.H. Davis (Lamiaceae) against adult Rhipicephalus turanicus was evaluated at a variety of concentrations and exposure times. Generally tick mortality increased with concentration and exposure. Ticks exposed to vapors from cotton wicks containing at least 10 mu l/L resulted in complete (100%) mortality at 120 min. The major constituent of essential oil obtained from the plant material of O. minutiflorum was carvacrol. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.