Author Affiliation, Ana.
Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology); Faculty of Medical Sciences
Adverse effects of extracts of Artocarpus altilis Park. and Azadirachta indica (A. Juss) on the reproductive physiology of adult female tick, Boophilus microplus (Canest. )
Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development
Date of Publication
Adverse effects of extracts from the plants, Artocarpus altilis and Azadirachta indica on egg laying and hatching in the tick Boophilus microplus were quantified. A dose of 0.54 and 0.46 mg crude ethanol extract per tick, respectively, achieved a 50 % inhibition of egg laying. These doses also caused a 65 % and 80 % hatching failure, respectively. Extracts, particularly those of A. indica, inhibit protein and lipid sequestration by ovaries and oocytes.....