Effect of Vitex negundo on the dna levels in the fat body of Corcyra cephalonica

Madhavi M.*, Sabita Raja S.

Abstract


Corcyra cephalonica is a menace to agricultural crop produces infesting cereals, and many other food products, hence an attempt was made to control the stored products pest by using medicinal plant extract Vitex negundo. The DNA levels in the fat body increased gradually in the larvae, pupae and the adults of Corcyra cephalonica, whereas in the Vitex negundo treated resultant larvae there was a prominent decrease in the protein content when compared with the controls.

Keywords


Vitex negundo; Corcyra cephalonica; DNA; Fat Body; Larvae; Pupae & Adult

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2014.01.009

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