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Biological Research

, 47:51

First Online: 01 October 2014Received: 13 July 2014Accepted: 24 September 2014DOI: 10.1186-0717-6287-47-51

Cite this article as: Khan, A., Islam, M.H., Islam, M.E.
et al.
biol res 2014 47: 51.
doi:10.1186-0717-6287-47-51

Abstract

BackgroundTribolium castaneum Herbst is a harmful pest of stored grain and flour-based products in tropical and subtropical region.
In the present study, rhizome of Drynaria quercifolia J.
Smith was evaluated for pesticidal and pest repellency activities against T.
castaneum, using surface film method and filter paper disc method, respectively.
In addition, activity of the isolated compound 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid was evaluated against the pest.

ResultsChloroform soluble fraction of ethanol extract of rhizome of D.
quercifolia showed significant pesticidal activity at doses 0.88 to 1.77 mg-cm and significant pest repellency activity at doses 0.94 to 0.23 mg-cm.
No pesticidal and pest repellency activity was found for petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and methanol soluble fractions of ethanol extract as well as for 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid.

ConclusionConsidering our findings it can be concluded that chloroform soluble fraction of rhizome of D.
quercifolia is useful in controlling T.
castaneum of stored grain and flour-based products.

KeywordsDrynaria quercifolia Ethanol extract Methanol soluble fraction 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid Tribolium castaneum Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-0717-6287-47-51 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Alam Khan - Md Hedayetul Islam - Md Ekramul Islam - Md Abdul Alim Al-Bari - Mst Shahnaj Parvin - Mohammed Abu Sayeed -

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