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Larvicidal Effect of Seeds of Myristica Fragrans (Houttuyn) on Larvae of Anopheles Gambiae

Authors(7) :-Romanus Umoh, Samuel Offor, Nkechi Onyeukwu, Akwaowo Elijah, Hilary Otimanam, Timma Uwah, Clement Jackson

The Larvicidal Activity of Methanol extract and fractions of Myristica fragrans (Myristicaceae) was evaluated on larvae of Anopheles gambiae. The seeds were macerated in 100% redistilled n-hexane for 24 hours to extract the oil, then in 100% redistilled methanol for 72hours, filtered and concentrated to dryness. The methanol crude extract of M. fragrans seeds exhibited % mortalities range of 30.00 + 0.00 -100+0.00 and LC50 of 0.02 mg/mL. N-hexane fraction of M. fragrans seeds was equally as active fraction with % mortalities range of 25+ 1.00-100+0.00 and LC50 of 0.02mg/mL. The reference compound Nicotine had %mortality range of 15.00+ 0.00 – 100.00+0.00 with LC50 of 0.04mg/mL.
Romanus Umoh, Samuel Offor, Nkechi Onyeukwu, Akwaowo Elijah, Hilary Otimanam, Timma Uwah, Clement Jackson
Anopheles gambiae , Myristica fragrans, Larval toxicity, %mortality and  LC50
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 2 | May-June 2015
  Date of Publication : 2015-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 42-46
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151216
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Romanus Umoh, Samuel Offor, Nkechi Onyeukwu, Akwaowo Elijah, Hilary Otimanam, Timma Uwah, Clement Jackson, "Larvicidal Effect of Seeds of Myristica Fragrans (Houttuyn) on Larvae of Anopheles Gambiae", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.42-46, May-June-2015
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