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Mosquito control by plankton management: the potential of indigestible green algae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2879045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most kinds of phytoplankton are good food for mosquito larvae. However, Culex, Aedes and Anopheles larvae fail to develop successfully in water where certain species of closely related green algae in the order Chlorococcales are the main source of food; apparently because the larvae are unable to digest them. Many species of Scenedesmus, Kirchneriella, Dactylococcus, Elakotothrix, Tetrallantos, Coelastrum, Selenastrum and Tetradesmus have this effect. These algae may offer a practical possibility for mosquito control when introduced into mosquito breeding habitats. Introduction of these algae could be assisted by simultaneous introduction of select filter-feeding zooplankton such as Daphnia.
G G Marten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-06     Completed Date:  1987-02-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Algae, Green*
Culicidae / physiology
Larva / physiology
Mosquito Control / methods*
Pest Control, Biological*

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