Larvicidal activity of Tagetes minuta (marigold) toward Aedes aegypti.

M. M. Green, J. M. Singer, D. J. Sutherland, C. R. Hibben

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The steam distilled oils of 3 species of marigold, Tagetes patula, T. erecta and T. minuta, were tested for larvicidal activity toward third instar Aedes aegypti; activity at 10 ppm was demonstrated only for T. minuta. The larvicidal property of the whole oil dispersed in water persisted for at least 9 days. The terpene, ocimenone, which is a part of the whole oil, was found to be larvicidal only at a higher concentration than the whole oil and to lose its activity within 24 h after dispersal in water. These results suggest a potential utilization of oil of T. minuta or its components for the control of Ae. aegypti and other species of mosquitoes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1991

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Aedes
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Tagetes erecta
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Culicidae
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Green, M. M., Singer, J. M., Sutherland, D. J., & Hibben, C. R. (1991). Larvicidal activity of Tagetes minuta (marigold) toward Aedes aegypti. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 7(2), 282-286.

Larvicidal activity of Tagetes minuta (marigold) toward Aedes aegypti. / Green, M. M.; Singer, J. M.; Sutherland, D. J.; Hibben, C. R.

In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, Vol. 7, No. 2, 06.1991, p. 282-286.

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Green, MM, Singer, JM, Sutherland, DJ & Hibben, CR 1991, 'Larvicidal activity of Tagetes minuta (marigold) toward Aedes aegypti.', Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 282-286.
Green, M. M. ; Singer, J. M. ; Sutherland, D. J. ; Hibben, C. R. / Larvicidal activity of Tagetes minuta (marigold) toward Aedes aegypti. In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 1991 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 282-286.
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