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Bacillus sphaericus interferes with the development of Brugia malayi in Aedes aegypti

  • N. Mahapatra (a1), R.K. Hazra (a2), S. Rup (a1), A.S Acharya (a1) and A.P. Dash (a2)...

Abstract

Aedes aegypti (black-eyed Liverpool strain) were exposed to a sublethal dose (LD25) of Bacillus sphaericus and were fed to Mastomys coucha infected with Brugia malayi. The development of the filarial parasite was found to be arrested mostly at the second larval stage. The infection (P< 0.05), infectivity rates (P< 0.001) and L3 load (P< 0.001) were found to be reduced significantly in the treated group.

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