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Title: The molluscicidal activities of some Euphorbia milii hybrids against the snail Indoplanorbis exustus.
Authors: Bunguorn Sermsart
Somphong Sripochang
Thongdee Suvajeejarun
Rachada Kiatfuengfoo
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2005
Citation: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health.. Vol.36 Suppl 4, (2005), 192-195
Abstract: The objective of this study was to observe the molluscicidal activities of Euphorbia milli, known as "poysean" in Thailand, against Indoplanorbis exustus. Latex from 12 different E. milii hybrids was screened for its molluscicidal activities. Indoplanorbis exustus were exposed for 24 and 48 hours to the latex at various concentrations ranging from 6 to 25 ppm and mortality rates were recorded. Eight hybrids of latex were effective. The six most effective hybrids were E. milii Dang-udom, E. milii Arunroong, E. milii Raweechotchuong, E. milii Srisompote, E. milii Sri-umporn and E. milii Tongnopakun, which killed all snails after 24 hours of exposure. Under the same conditions, latex of E. milii Dowpraket and E. milii Promsatid killed 50% of the snails. Such results indicate that these 6 hybrids seem promising as natural molluscicidal agents.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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