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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 597-599
Bioline Code: ja11098
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 597-599

 en Anti-termite activity of essential oil and its components from Myristica fragrans check for this species in other resources against Microcerotermes beesoni check for this species in other resources
Mahesh, Pal; Rajesh Kumar, Verma & Sri Krishan, Tewari

Abstract

The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of the fruits of Myristica fragrans check for this species in other resources was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Twenty eight compounds were identified representing 95.9% of the oil. The major constituents of the oil were α-pinene (6.4%), Sabinene (37.7%), α-pinene (7.3%), myrcene (3.5%),Limonene (4.7%),Terpine-4-ol (5.8%), safrole (3.4%) and myristicin (6.8%).The essential oil and its major constituents were evaluated at different dilution against Microcerotermes beesoni check for this species in other resources , test termite. The LC50 value of fruit essential oil is 28.6 mg/g. Furthermore, exposure to myristicin caused 100% mortality at a dosage of 5 mg/g after 14d.

 
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