Authors : R.G. Patil
Page Nos : 28-30
Protein is an important and essential organic constituent which plays important role in the cellular metabolism. Mosquito Aedes aegypti and Anopheles stephensi is a vector for transmission of diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever. Mosquitoes are controlled by synthetic chemicals but scientists are in the search of effective alternative. In this study phytotoxin Lasiosiphon eriocephalus is studied for their effects on the proteins in the larvae of mosquitoes A. aegypti and A. stephensi. These larvae of mosquitoes are exposed to the phytotoxin Lasiosiphon eriocephalus for 2, 4, 8, 12, 24 and 48 hrs. It is observed that proteins are decreased in the exposed larvae of A. aegypti and A. stephensi. The proteins are found to be decreased with increase in time.