ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Research Article | Open Access
Mohammed Saleh Al Aboody
Department of Biology, College of Science, Al-Zulfi-, Majmaah University, Majmaah – 11952, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(2):1329-1336 | Article Number: 6261 | © The Author(s). 2020
Received: 13/04/2020 | Accepted: 04/05/2020 | Published: 10/06/2020

In the recent past application of synthetic pesticides used to control mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, dengue, and filariasis. However, the vectors become resistant to chemical insecticide and few botanically-derived compounds. A plant producing compounds often show higher mortality against disease-carrying vectors. This study described that Caryota urens synthesizing silver nanoparticles shows the highest mortality against dengue causing vector Aedesa egypti vector. Synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by UV- Visible Spectroscopy, XRD and TEM. At a different concentration of nanoparticles from C. urens applied against various instars of A. aegypti. Ovi position deterrence of A. aegypti also described with a different concentration in that the highest concentration of C. urens shows increasing activity. Therefore, this study concluded that plant-producing nanoparticles are eco-friendly and safe for humans.


Caryota urens, Aedes aegypti, Silver nanoparticles, Bioassay

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