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South Asian Journal of Life Sciences

Research Article
S. Asian J. Life Sci. 5(1): 1-4
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Aliaa Abdul Aziz Hameed, Enas Hatem Kareem Al-Bander, Fatima Ali Ghanim Al-Obadi 

College of Science; 2College of Veterinary Medicine; 3College of Education for Pure Science (Ibn Al-Haitham), University of Baghdad, Iraq.
Abstract | Mosquitoes play a serious role on public health transmitting several dangerous diseases such as malaria, filariasis and Encephalitis. So it consider as a vector diseases. Therefor it is important to control its spread using ecology friend’s factors like bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis and fungi Beauveria bassiana. Results revealed that the direct effect of Bacillus thuringiensis on the larvae led to the high mortality (100%) during 3 days while Beauveria bassiana have a cumulative effect on the Mosquito stage lifecycle; 7.3 X 104 more significant effect in the first day but there was no significant in the other days of treatment. In the end period of lifecycle there was no adult emergence and the adult which emergence up normal and die immediately. In conclusion: biological control methods of mosquitoes by using bacteria and fungi are very efficient in eliminating mosquitoes.

Keywords | Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus thuringiensis, Culex quinquefasciatus, Microbial insecticide