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dc.contributor.authorRamanibai, R
dc.contributor.authorKanniga, S
dc.coverage.spatialNew DelhiEN
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-14T04:54:46Z
dc.date.available2015-05-14T04:54:46Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.issn0250-8362
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/170693
dc.descriptionDengue Bulletin. 2008; 32: 207-10.EN
dc.description.abstractMesocyclops aspericornis abounds in village ponds. Hence, the predatory capacity of M. aspericorniswas considered for use as a biological control agent for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. In laboratoryexperiments, M. aspericornis consumed 33–50 mosquitoe larvae within 24-hours time period. M.aspericornis preyed upon only the first instar larvae of Ae. aegypti within a few seconds after theirintroduction. It started feeding on the tail portion first and ended with the head capsule. The meanvalue (‎triplicate)‎ showed that the predatory capacity was 45.76 against the control 1.2. M. aspericornisprefers only the first instar mosquitoe larvae and feeds on them voraciously. When the Aedes larvaeattained the second instar stage, M. aspericornis attacked and killed them.EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.publisherWHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.EN
dc.subjectAedesEN
dc.subjectPest Control, BiologicalEN
dc.subjectPredatory BehaviorEN
dc.subjectBiological controlEN
dc.subjectAedes aegyptiEN
dc.subjectMesocyclops apericornisEN
dc.subjectPredatory capacityEN
dc.titleLaboratory evaluation of Mesocyclops aspericornis as a biocontrol agent of Aedes aegypti.EN
dc.typeJournal / periodical articlesEN


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