INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE

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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (442) Last page : (449)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7336

Influence of Chloropyrifos on the Functional Response of Diplonychus indicus Venkat &Rao

Grace Marin, E.* and S. Jeyalekshmi

Assistant Professor of Zoology, Scott Christian College (Autonomous) Nagercoil - 629003,
*Corresponding Author E-mail: gracemarinleslie@gmail.com
Received: 5.03.2019  |  Revised: 12.04.2019   |  Accepted: 20.04.2019  

 

 ABSTRACT

Mosquitoes  are  important  vectors  of   several  tropical  diseases such  as  Dengue, Chickungunya  and  Malaria.  Vector borne diseases are the most important cause of public health problems in the developing countries. Aquatic  insects play  an  important  role  in  mosquito  control since  both  of  them  are  aquatic D. indicus   belonging  to  the   family  Belostomatidae,  can  be used   as   a   biological   control  agent    against  the   dengue  vector   A. aegypti. Generally, D. indicus responded positively to increase inprey density. As the prey density increased, there was a corresponding increase in the prey intake. But on exposure to Chlorpyrifos, the predatory potential gets limited and showed type II functional response.

Key words: Mosquitoes, Vector, Diseases, Malaria, Filariasis  

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Cite this article: Marin, G.E. and Jeyalekshmi, S., Influence of Chloropyrifos on the Functional Response of Diplonychus indicus Venkat & Rao, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 442-449 (2019). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7336




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