International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Efficacy of Vitex negundo and Clerodendrum inermae against bacterial flacherie in mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori L


JP Jespa, F Brisca Renuga

Medicinal and aromatic plant extracts are the potent source, to minimize the flacherie disease as the bacteria develop resistance to conventional antibiotics. Thus the present work is designed to assess the efficacy of crude aqueous extracts of a medicinally important Vitex negundo and Clerodendrum inermae. Bacillus sps and Enterobacter sps bacteria were isolated from haemolymph of diseased silkworm. Crude aqueous extracts of C. inermae has significant activity against Enterobacter sps. And moderate against Bacillus sps, similarly V. negundo has moderate against both Enterobacter and Bacillus sps. FTIR analysis showed the presence of phenolic compounds in C. inermae and V. negundo. The present study recommends, herbal extracts as the effective antibacterial agent utilize sericulture operations.
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How to cite this article:
JP Jespa, F Brisca Renuga. Efficacy of Vitex negundo and Clerodendrum inermae against bacterial flacherie in mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori L. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 41-46
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