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Exposure to Citral, Cinnamon and Ruda Disrupts the Life Cycle of a Vector of Chagas Disease

Charles I. Abramson, Elis Aldana and Enrique Sulbaran

Abstract

The main vector of Chagas disease in Venezuela was exposed to the odors of citral, cinnamon and ruda. Cinnamon was found to stop the life cycle of Rhodnius prolixus relative to untreated animals. Citral and ruda also influenced the life cycle but not to the extent of animals exposed to cinnamon. We suggest that future research be directed toward using cinnamon in field and toxicity tests.

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 3 No. 1, 2007, 7-8

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2007.7.8

Submitted On: 8 October 2006 Published On: 31 May 2007

How to Cite: Abramson, C. I., Aldana, E. & Sulbaran, E. (2007). Exposure to Citral, Cinnamon and Ruda Disrupts the Life Cycle of a Vector of Chagas Disease. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(1), 7-8. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2007.7.8

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Keywords

  • Ruta gaveolens toxicity
  • life cycle
  • molt
  • cinnamon toxicity
  • citral toxicity