Effect of Aqueous Amino Acid Extracts on the Developmental Period of Immature Stages of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Laboratory Bioassay
1. Mosquito and Microbiology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2. Department of Zoology, Bankura Christian College, West Bengal, India
Journal of Mosquito Research, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 2 doi: 10.5376/jmr.2013.03.0002
Received: 28 Dec., 2012 Accepted: 10 Jan., 2013 Published: 16 Feb., 2013
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Utpal Adhikari et al., 2013, Effect of Aqueous Amino Acid Extracts on the Developmental Period of Immature Stages of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Laboratory Bioassay, Vol.3, No.2 11-13 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2013.03.0002)
In the present study, effect of different concentrations (2, 3 and 4%) of 8 amino acids viz. Alanine (L), Isoleucine (L), Leucine (L), Glutamic acid (L), Tyrosine (L), Methionine (L), Glycine (L) and Phenyl Alanine (L) were studied on the duration of development of specific life cycle stages of immature Culex quinquefasciatus in laboratory bioassay. The necessary instar/ stage specific developmental period was found to be density independent. Alanine, Glutamic acid and Isoleucine have a developmental delayed effect where as Methionine and Tyrosine had a growth acceleratory effect.
Amino acid; Developmental period; Growth retardation effect; Survivality