Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 135

Short Communication

Larvicidal activity of the saponin fractions of Chlorophytum borivilianum santapau and Fernandes

S. L. Deore* and S. S. Khadabadi
Government College of Pharmacy, Kathora Naka, Amravati- 444604, (M.S), India
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 September 2009
  •  Published: 30 November 2009



The present communication deals with the laboratory studies carried out to ascertain the larvicidal properties of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. and Fernand.saponin extracts for the mosquito species Anopheles stephensiCulex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti. Methanolic extract (ME), crude saponin extract (CSE) and purified saponin fractions (PSF) were used as test solutions. Concentration to kill 50% larvae and concentration to inhibit emergence of 50% adult that is LC50 and EC50 values respectively were calculated. All extracts found to be larvicidal but PSF was found more effective.


Key words: Larvicidal, Chlorophytum borivilianum, saponin.