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Repellency of two terpenoid compounds isolated from Callicarpa americana (Lamiaceae) against Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks
Author(s): J. F. Carroll, C. L. Cantrell, J. A. Klun and M. Kramer
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Experimental and Applied Acarology
Article Topic(s): Chemistry
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry ),
AbstractTwo chemicals, callicarpenal and intermedeol, were isolated from Callicarpa americana and tested for their ability to repel blacklegged and lone star ticks. Both were found to effectively repel tick nymphs similar to Deet, but less than SS220 at the same dosage. The duration of effectiveness of the compounds varied by tick species and by compound.
Suggested CitationJ. F. Carroll, C. L. Cantrell, J. A. Klun and M. Kramer. "Repellency of two terpenoid compounds isolated from Callicarpa americana (Lamiaceae) against Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks." Experimental and Applied Acarology 41.3 (2007): 215-224.