- Muthiah Chellappandian,
- Prabhakaran Vasantha-Srinivasan,
- Sengottayan Senthil-Nathan,
- Sengodan Karthi,
- Annamalai Thanigaivel,
- Athirstam Ponsankar,
- Kandaswamy Kalaivani,
- Wayne B Hunter
Environ Int 2018 Feb 13;113:214-230. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA.
Plants naturally produce bioactive compounds along with many secondary metabolites which serve as defensive chemical against herbivorers including insect pests. One group of these phytochemicals are the 'Essential Oils' (EO's), which possess an extensive range of biological activity especially insecticidal and insect repellents. This review provides a comprehensive viewpoint on potential modes of action of biosafety plant derived Essential Oils (EO's) along with their principal chemical derivatives against larvae and adult mosquito vectors of dengue virus. Read More