SCREENING OF MEDICINAL PLANT EXTRACTS AGAINST BEAUVERIA BASSIANA INFECTION TO VTH INSTAR LARVAE OF BOMBYX MORI L.
Samba Naik A.*, Srinivas Naik B. and M. Jagadish Naik
Use of plant based drugs and chemicals for curing various ailments and personal adornment is as old as human civilization. The aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica, parthenium hysterophorus, and Ocimum sanctum and pongamia pinnata were tested for antifungal activity in vitro. The aim of study was to find out the effect of aqueous extracts on Beauveria bassiana infected Bombyx mori L. larvae. The aqueous extract of A. Mexicana shows effective results as compared to other botanicals. However it is clear that aqueous plant extracts showed decreased mortality with effective rate of rearing.
Keywords: Bombyx mori, Beauveria bassiana, Azadirachta indica, Parthenium hysterophorus, Osimum sanctum and Pongamia pinnata.
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