JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION, vol.26, no.4, pp.433-435, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Caulerpa scalpelliformis, Culex, extract, larvicidal, seaweed, BACILLUS-SPHAERICUS, PLANT-EXTRACTS, SEPTIC TANKS, LARVAE, RESISTANCE, CULICIDAE, MOSQUITO, DIPTERA, TURKEY, QUINQUEFASCIATUS
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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 LC(50) (lethal concentration) and LC(90) 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.