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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Molluscicidal Activity of the Essential Oils of Cymbopogon nervatus Leaves and Boswellia papyrifera Resins

Rehab Omer EL-Nour, Sami Ahmed Khalid
Corresponding Author:  Hatil Hashim EL-Kamali 

Key words:  Boswellia papyrifera, Cymbopogon nervatus, essential oils, molluscicidal activity, snails control, ,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 139-142
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2010 January, 27 2010 February, 11 2010 March, 10

The main objectives of this research is to evaluate the molluscicidal activity of the volatile oils of Cymbopogon nervatus and Boswellia papyrifera against the snails Biomphalaria pfeifferi and Bulinus truncatus under laboratory conditions. It is evident from the present results that C. nervatus (LD50 against B. pfeifferi = 213.099 ppm; LD50 against B. truncatus = 237.33 ppm) and B. papyrifera (LD50 against B. pfeifferi = 213.31 ppm; LD50 against B. truncatus = 311.05 ppm) essential oils are potential molluscicidal agents. Their toxicity exhibited a dose dependent pattern. The demonstrated bioactivity may be attributed to terpenoid compounds present in these oils. The present study can be considered as the first attempt to evaluate these plants against hosts of Bilharzia. These oils may offer an alternative tool for the control of schistosomiasis in Sudan.
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Rehab Omer EL-Nour, Sami Ahmed Khalid , 2010. Molluscicidal Activity of the Essential Oils of Cymbopogon nervatus Leaves and Boswellia papyrifera Resins.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(2): Page No: 139-142.
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