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Composition and Molluscicidal Properties of Essential Oils of Five Moroccan Pinaceae
- Lahlou, Mouhssen
- Pharmaceutical biology 2003 v.41 no.3 pp. 207-210
- Bulinus truncatus, Cedrus atlantica, Pinus halepensis, essential oils, gas chromatography, lethal concentration 50, molluscicidal properties, myrcene, oils, schistosomiasis
- Essential oils from Pinus halepensis, P. brutia, P. pinaster, P. pinea and Cedrus atlantica were chemically analyzed by gas chromatographic and gas chromatographic mass-spectra, and tested for molluscicidal activity against Bulinus truncatus. The oil from C. atlantica was found the most active (LC 50 = 0.47 ppm). Among their main constituents, a-pinene, ß-pinene and myrcene exhibited potent molluscicidal activity (LC 50 = 0.49; 0.54 and 0.56 ppm, respectively). These findings have important application of natural products in combating schistosomiasis.