molluscicide


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molluscicide

[mə′ləs·ə‚sīd]
(materials)
An agent that kills mollusks.
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Thus, there is a great need to find new molluscicides, preferably of natural origin, which are less aggressive to the environment and more selective (Gasparotto Jr.
Reports of the scientific working group on plant molluscicides. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol.
In parallel to the research on the behavior of Biomphalaria and the use of the "crown of Christ" as a natural molluscicide, starting from 1987, Virginia began studies on the prevention and control of infectious and parasitic diseases through social participation and Health Education among children and adults.
[7] World Health Organization, "Molluscicide screening and evaluation," Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol.
It acts as an insecticide and molluscicide to control lepidopterous pests, larvae, eggs, chewing and sucking insects, cotton bollworms and budworms, spreading baits for slugs and snails, Coleopterous and some Hemipterous insect pests.
Extracts of Bixa orellana showed biological activities such as antioxidant, hypotensive, molluscicide, and antimalarial against A549 cells for carcinoma of the lung, allergy, hypoglycemic, antifungal, antioxidant, insect repellent, antigonococcal, and antivenom serum and some of them are in accordance with the traditional use; for example, in Brazil it is used to extract the seeds with purpose repellent insecticide and antimalaria and scientific studies in the same countrywith the Lutzomyia longipalpis insect repellent action and prove a study in Cuba proved the pharmacological action for antimalarial activity when tested against Plasmodium berghei.
Speaking to Gulf News, Gubran emphasised that Strychnine is a pesticide that has been banned by the Ministry of Environment and Water, while Metaldehyde is a restricted molluscicide -- not pesticide -- that is used against slugs, snails and other gastropod pests.
Prevalence of Lymnea snails in Lahore District and their eradication by a molluscicide, copper sulphate.
Environmental Protection Agency as an algicide and molluscicide. Fish farmers use copper sulfate to control cyanobacteria that cause off-flavor in fish and to control snails that transmit parasitic flatworms to fish."
Extracts from the root have been used as a molluscicide. The plant extracts have also been used in the treatment of tuberculosis, typhoid fever and localised fungal infections.
Routine use of flukicides is practiced; however, molluscicide used to remove snails can be toxic to grazing animals and the ability to limit livestock access to snail-infested pasture may be cost prohibitive.