Toxicity of geraniol solution in vitro to the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus galinae

George, David, Biron, Jean, Jolly, Gilbert, Duvallet, Gerard and Sparagano, Olivier (2009) Toxicity of geraniol solution in vitro to the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus galinae. Parasite-Journal De La Societe Francaise De Parasitologie, 16 (4). pp. 319-321. ISSN 1626-0384

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2009164319

Abstract

Geraniol is a bioactive component found in Palmarosa essential oil which has previously demonstrated good repellence to cattle ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies. The toxicity of geraniol to Dermanyssus gallinae, the most economically deleterious ectoparasite of laying hens in Europe, was studied in vitro in the laboratory, Exposure of D. gallinae to 0.5, 1 and 2% concentrations of geraniol (equaling approximately to 0.02, 0.04 and 0.07 mg/cm(2) geraniol, respectively) over a period of 24 hours resulted in 100% mortality of D. gallinae at all doses used.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dermanyssus gallinae, geraniol, poultry, mite, ectoparasite, control
Subjects: C100 Biology
C500 Microbiology
C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 10:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4525

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