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Isolation and Characterization of Larvicidal Principle of Garlic

Science  24 Dec 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4016, pp. 1343-1344
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4016.1343

Abstract

The larvicidal principles of garlic, Allium sativum L.,have been isolated and identified as diallyl disulfide and diallyl trisulfide. Both natural and synthetic samples of these larvicides are fatal at 5 parts per million to Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say.

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