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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1326-1331
Effects of Sublethal Concentrations of Vectobac 12 AS on Some Biological Parameters of the Malaria Vector Anopheles superpictus
F.M. Simsek , M.M. Akiner and S.S. Caglar
 
Abstract: The effects of sublethal concentrations of B.t.i. (Vectobac 12 AS, LC20 = 0.15 and LC70 = 0.76 mL m-2) on life parameters of Anopheles superpictus were assessed in the laboratory for 3 generations. According to the data, sex ratios were affected by exposure to sublethal doses of B.t.i. Developmental time was prolonged significantly in groups treated with LC70, while, LC20 had no effect. Pre-oviposition periods were not affected by sublethal concentrations. Oviposition period in the LC70 group was prolonged, whereas, in the control and LC20 groups it was nearly identical. Longevity was affected by sublethal exposure and increased from F1-F3 in both groups. Gross and net reproductive rates were adversely affected in both exposure groups and these effects increased with increasing B.t.i. concentration. Generation time was affected by exposure to sublethal concentrations and decreased from generation to generation. Main daily fecundity did not differ significantly between treatment groups and the control group but was slightly higher in the latter. Significant differences (p<0.05) between generations in terms of survival rate were found in the LC20 group but not in the LC70 group. Life parameters were affected adversely and this effect was more pronounced in lines exposed to higher concentrations. Lower concentration effects were not clear and parameters fluctuated between generations when compared to the control group.
 
How to cite this article:
F.M. Simsek , M.M. Akiner and S.S. Caglar , 2009. Effects of Sublethal Concentrations of Vectobac 12 AS on Some Biological Parameters of the Malaria Vector Anopheles superpictus. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 1326-1331.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2009.1326.1331