Johnson, Lyndon; Williams, L.A.D.; Roberts, Earle V.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Chemistry; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
An insecticidal and acaricidal polysulphide metabolite from the roots of Petivera alliacea
Date of Publication
The study evaluates the acaricidal and insecticidal potential of dibenzyltrisulphide from the roots of Petiveria alliacea. The compound was very effective as a repellant for the coffee berry borer and killed the sweet potato weevil. Significant acaricidal activities was found against adult females of the southern cattle ticks....