VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, vol.160, no.3-4, pp.359-361, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Origanum minutiflorum, Rhipicephalus turanicus, Tick control, Essential oil, CULEX-QUINQUEFASCIATUS DIPTERA, ACUTE TOXICITY, COMPONENTS, IMMATURE, DISEASES, INDICA, LEAVES, LARVAE, TICK
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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.