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Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0501


Feeding deterrent property of the fiber extracted from Azadirachta excelsa branches on Aedes aegypti

International Conference on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products

October 21-23, 2013 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad, India

Marionne Ainon M. Lanzona, Twizle D. P. San Andres, Arian Kane L. Tan, Jefferson N. Tan, Quennie Bien Bien C. Yu and Andrea Q. Carigma

Accepted Abstracts: Biochem & Pharmacol

Abstract :

Mosquito mediated diseases can be detrimental in our society which raises the importance of preventing mosquito bites with the use of azadirachtin, the active constituent of the plant Azadirachta excelsa possessing feeding deterrent property. The Azadirachta fiber was combined with a commercialized resulting into a 1x0.25 meter fabric with a mix of 20% and 80%, respectively. The fabrics were subjected to feeding deterrent tests using female Aedes aegypti as test arthropod, and 0.01 M adenosine triphosphate in CPDA-1- adenosine triphosphate as attractant. The tests were done simultaneously with a negative control (100% polyester) and a positive control (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide incorporated in 100% polyester) for 5 minutes with 18 replicates. One-way analysis was used (ANOVA) since there are 3 groups of ratio data being compared. Statistical analysis showed that there was a significant difference among the proboscis count among the 3 groups of control (p-value<0.000). Furthermore, a post-hoc analysis using Tukey's HSD was used to point out which comparisons caused the significant difference among the 3 groups. However, the assessment of this result proved that the woven cloth of Azadirachta excelsa fibers was not effective as compared to a commercialized mosquito repellent product or as a feeding deterrent material against Aedes Aegypti. All authors are currently taking up their 5th year in the course of B.S. Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy in the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. They were all engaged and active in one of the major organization unit which is the Clinical Pharmacy Society. They were also consistent dean?s listers. Currently, their research on the ?Feeding Deterrent Property of Azadirachta excelsa on Aedes aegypti? was accepted for poster presentation for The 6th Asian Association of School of Pharmacy Conference in Singapore.