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Tick Repellent Properties of Three Libyan Plants
2009 (English)In: Journal of medical entomology, ISSN 0022-2585, Vol. 46, no 6, 1415-1419 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Specimens of Salvadora persica Wallich (Salvadoraceae), Pistacia atlantica Desfontaines (Anacardiaceae), and Juniperus phoenicea L. (Cupressaceae) were collected at The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya. The tick-repellent effects of the essential oils from the plants were evaluated using host-seeking nymphs of Ixodes ricinus L. (Acari: Ixodidae) in the laboratory. Significant tick repellent effects were observed for the oils of all three species, but the duration of action was short. The oils were obtained by steam distillation. Volatile compounds of the essential oils were collected by solid phase microextraction and the constituents were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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2009. Vol. 46, no 6, 1415-1419 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18940ISI: 000271591800023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-75549090167OAI: diva2:336987
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-02-21Bibliographically approved

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