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- Chinnaraj, Panneerselvam, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Pesticide biochemistry and physiology 2019 v.156 pp. 138-144
- Mentha piperita; Sitophilus oryzae; Tribolium castaneum; acetylcholinesterase; air; antifeedants; antifeeding activity; antioxidant activity; antioxidants; botanical insecticides; catalase; enzyme activity; essential oils; fumigants; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; insecticidal properties; menthol; menthone; mortality; storage pests; superoxide dismutase; toxicity
- ... The efficiency of chemically characterized Mentha piperita L. essential oil (EO), a plant based insecticide was tested for acetylcholinesterase activity (AChE) and antioxidant enzyme system (SOD, CAT, GSH and GSSH) in Sitophilus oryzae (L.) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst.). GC–MS results evidenced for menthone and menthol as the major compounds of EO. As a fumigant, EO and its major component sho ...