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Effect of Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus thuringiensis on acid-phosphatase activity of mosquito larvae, Culex pipiens and Aedes caspius.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2565356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of Bacillus sphaericus and B. thuringiensis H-14 form one of the important group of biological control agent against mosquito larvae. Acid phosphatase enzyme plays a significant role in determining susceptibility of mosquito larvae to both bacterial species. Biochemical assay showed activation in acid phosphatase in Culex pipiens and Aedes caspius treated with B. thuringiensis. Variation in acid phosphatase activity occurred in both mosquitoes treated with B. sphaericus, while there was no change in acid phosphatase activity in A. caspius. An obvious increase in activity in C. pipiens treated with the same bacteria was observed.
M A Hussein; J A Hafez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1110-0583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-02     Completed Date:  1989-06-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102141     Medline TA:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Country:  EGYPT    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acid Phosphatase / metabolism*
Bacillus / physiology*
Bacillus thuringiensis / physiology*
Culicidae / enzymology*
Larva / enzymology
Pest Control, Biological*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Phosphatase

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