Insecticidal activity of essential oil from seeds of Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.

  • Atiqur Rahman Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003
  • Shah Alam Siddiqui Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003
  • M Oliur Rahman Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Sun Chul Kang Department of Biotechnology, Daegu University, Kyoungsan, Kyoungbook 712-714
Keywords: Essential oil, Repellent effect, Fumigant toxicity, Poncirus trifoliata

Abstract

The essential oil from the seeds of oriental medicinal plant Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. was tested for repellent and fumigant efficacy on fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and mosquito (Anopheles culicifacies). The oil showed potent activity with 76.2 and 93.2% mortality in fumigant assay, and 77.1 and 93.2% repellent efficacy on fruit fly at doses of 100 and 200 μg/ml, respectively. The application of oil against mosquito showed 80.0% mortality in fumigant assay and 70.3% repellency at 100 μg/ml dose. Thus, essential oil of P. trifoliata seeds can be considered as a potential source of biologically active compounds for pest control.

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2018-10-28
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Rahman, A., Siddiqui, S., Rahman, M., & Kang, S. (2018). Insecticidal activity of essential oil from seeds of Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 47(3), 413-419. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v47i3.38678
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