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Research Project: Green Biopesticides: Identification

Location: Natural Products Utilization Research

Title: Discovery and Use of Natural Products as Mosquito Repellents

item Cantrell, Charles
item ALI, ABBAS - University Of Mississippi

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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Technical Abstract: Mosquito and tick-borne diseases seriously affect the health of humans and domesticated animals throughout the world. Repellents provide protection against mosquito and tick bites and, consequently, reduce pathogen transmission. An overview of the current usage natural products as mosquito repellents will be provided and recent developments and discoveries of natural product-based repellents will be examined. It has been demonstrated that systematically investigating traditional remedies that have been used by native peoples for managing and controlling insect bites has proven to be an excellent source for finding new natural compounds with potential usefulness in repelling biting insects. Examples will be provided for using this and other approaches for the discovery and development of natural product-based mosquito repellents.