Nighat Begum, Sanju Singh, Ravi S. Pandey
Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Zoology,University of Allahabad, Allababad-211002, India
Alpine Institute of Management and Technology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Volume - 27,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2014
The housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), one of the most common insects, is intimately associated with human and his surroundings. The strong inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE: EC 184.108.40.206) is the principal underlying mechanism of action of most of the potential insecticides. Keeping these facts in view, the present stn-ry investigated the effects of three commonly used repellents d-Transallethrin, 'Iransfluthrin and Prallethrin on the toleraive limit, protein profile and AChE activity in M domestica. The exposure of these repellents caused significant inhibitio~ of -.;i.e. AChE activity. lt was observed that all the tested insecticides were effective against housefly. The order of the magnitude »f the effect was d-Transfluthrin> Allethrin> Pralletbrin. Least tolerance limit and the highest AChE inhibition were reported in case of Transflutbrin after twenty minute exposure.
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Begum, Singh and Pandey (2014). Biochemical Studies on the Insecticidal Potential of d-Transallethrin, Transfluthrln and Prallethrin in Musca domestica. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 27(1), pp. 58-62.