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The  present study  is  an  effort  to  report   the  larvicidal   properties   of  certain  indigenous  plants  against   filarial  vector.   In  the  present investigation,  an effort has been  made to  investigate  the effect  ofTridax procumbens  presented fraction on fecundity,  fertility  and  making behaviour of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera; culicida)


extraction fecundity fertility mating behaviour

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Shukla, D., Saxena, R. C., Raghuwanshi, P., Sharma, V. K., Mishra, P. K., Saxena, I. P., & Koli, M. C. (2001). Effect of Tridax procumbens Extraction on Fecundity, Fertility and Mating Behaviour of Culex Quinque fasciatus. Environment Conservation Journal, 2(1), 33–36.


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