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Volume 78, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

We studied the use of African water storage pots for point source application of against the malaria vectors and . Clay pots were shown to be attractive resting sites for male and female and were not repellent after impregnation with fungus. was highly infective and virulent after spray application inside pots. At a dosage of 4 × 10 conidia/m, an average of 95 ± 1.2% of obtained a fungal infection. A lower dosage of 1 × 10 conidia/m infected an average of 91.5 ± 0.6% of and 91.8 ± 1.2% of mosquitoes. Fungal infection significantly reduced mosquito longevity, as shown by differences between survival curves and LT values. These pots are suitable for application of entomopathogenic fungi against malaria vectors and their potential for sustainable field implementation is discussed.

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  • Received : 17 Dec 2007
  • Accepted : 22 Feb 2008

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