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Efficacy of Essential Oils from Plant Origin Molluscicides against the Vector Snail Lymnaea acuminata

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Farindra Tiwari

P. G. Department of Zoology, M. G. P. G. College, Gorakhpur 273 001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Corresponding author: Farindra Tiwari


Snail control is one of the most important tools in the campaign to reduce the incidence of fascioliasis. Essential oils and/or their constituents are gaining increasing interest for using as safe alternatives to pesticides for controlling various pests including gastropods. In the present study, some of the essential oils demonstrated as potent molluscicides against the vector snail Lymnaea acuminata. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the molluscicidal activity of the essential oils of Cymbopogon nervatus and Boswellia papyrifera against the snail Lymnaea acuminata. It is evident from the present results that C. nervatus and B. papyrifera essential oils exhibited as strong molluscicides of plant origin. The present study can be helpful to reduce the incidence of fascioliasis. These essential oils may offer an alternative tool for the control of fascioliasis in cattle population of eastern Uttar Pradesh of India.


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Efficacy of Essential Oils from Plant Origin Molluscicides against the Vector Snail Lymnaea acuminata

How to cite this paper: Farindra Tiwari. (2021) Efficacy of Essential Oils from Plant Origin Molluscicides against the Vector Snail Lymnaea acuminataInternational Journal of Food Science and Agriculture5(4), 654-657.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2021.12.012

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