Modular columns to study depth-dependence behavior of mosquito larvae and toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis.

Autor(es): Meir Michal; Ben-Dov Eitan; Zaritsky Arieh

Resumo: Modular transparent column system was designed to study depth-dependence behavior of mosquito larvae. The system was used in preliminary experiments to evaluate the effect of water depth on the larvicidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis de Barjac against bottom feeder larvae of Aedes aegypti (Linn.) (Diptera: Culicidae), and suggestions for increasing the efficiency of the device are discussed.

Palavras-Chave: Modular column system; Mosquito larvae; Feeding behavior; Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Israelensis; Tetrahymena pyriformis

Imprenta: Acta Tropica, v. 117, n. 3, p. 229-232, 2011

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2010.12.005.

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Proteins ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2011