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Insecticidal activities of leaf essential oils from Cinnamomum osmophloeum against three mosquito species
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Cheng، نويسنده , , Sen-Sung and Liu، نويسنده , , Ju-Yun and Huang، نويسنده , , Chin-Gi and Hsui، نويسنده , , Yen-Ray and Chen، نويسنده , , Wei-June and Chang، نويسنده , , Shang-Tzen Chang، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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The larvicidal activities of leaf essential oils and their constituents from six chemotypes of indigenous cinnamon (Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kaneh.) trees were evaluated against three mosquito species. Results of larvicidal tests demonstrated that the leaf essential oils of cinnamaldehyde type and cinnamaldehyde/cinnamyl acetate type had an excellent inhibitory effect against Aedes albopictus larvae, and their LC50 values in 24 h were 40.8 μg/ml (LC90 = 81.7 μg/ml) and 46.5 μg/ml (LC90 = 83.3 μg/ml), respectively. Results of the 24-h mosquito larvicidal assays also showed that the effective constituents in leaf essential oils were trans-cinnamaldehyde and benzaldehyde and that the LC50 values of these constituents against A. albopictus larvae were below 50 μg/ml. In addition, cinnamaldehyde type leaf essential oil and trans-cinnamaldehyde have also exhibited great larvicidal performance against Culex quinquefasciatus and Armigeres subalbatus larvae. Comparisons of mosquito larvicidal activity of trans-cinnamaldehyde congeners revealed that α-methyl cinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, and trans-cinnamaldehyde exhibited strong mosquito larvicidal activity.
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Armigeres subalbatus , Cinnamomum osmophloeum , Aedes albopictus , Culex quinquefasciatus , Essential oils
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Bioresource Technology
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Bioresource Technology
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