Effect of ethanol extract of two medicinal plants on total body protein profile of adult Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)
Bindhu VR, Ganga S, Susha Dayanandan
Effect of two medicinal plants were tested against the stored product pest Callosobruchus chinensis. Sub lethal dose of the ethanol extract of the plant was used and the results showed increase in the amount of total body protein, PAGE and GEL DOC analysis convincingly proved the result of increased protein. Thus the plants are proved to be effective in making changes in the bio molecule of the pest and thereby causing mortality.