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dc.contributor.author Maharaj, R
dc.contributor.author Gayaram, R
dc.contributor.author Crouch, N
dc.contributor.author Maharaj, V
dc.contributor.author Pillay, P
dc.contributor.author Bhagwandin, N
dc.contributor.author Folb, PI
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-10T13:50:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-10T13:50:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02
dc.identifier.citation Maharaj, R, Gayaram, R, Crouch, N et al. 2006. Bio-evaluation of South African plants for insecticidal properties. CSIR Research and Innovation Conference: 1st CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 27-28 February 2006, pp1 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2714
dc.description CSIR Research and Innovation Conference: 1st CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 27-28 February 2006 en
dc.description.abstract Malaria is a serious health problem in South Africa affecting the lives of approximately 4 million people. Resistance to the principal vector, Anopheles arabiensis, has initiated a search for new plant-derived insecticides. Plants were selected on the basis of their reported traditional use. Altogether 381 plant extracts, representing 79 taxa and 37 plant families, were investigated for bioactivity against the larval and adult stages of A. arabiensis. The most promising results were obtained against mosquito larvae, and dose response assays were conducted on four positive extracts to determine the LD50 values. These four plants have been selected for further research aimed at identifying the ingredients responsible for the larvacidal properties en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Malaria en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Insecticides en
dc.title Bio-evaluation of South African plants for insecticidal properties en
dc.type Poster en


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