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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2006

Arthropod repellency, especially tick (Ixodes ricinus), exerted by extract from Artemisia abrotanum and essential oil from flowers of Dianthus caryophyllum

Tunon H, Thorsell W, Mikiver A, Malander I


A toluene extract of southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) and the essential oil from flowers of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllum) exerted pronounced a repellent effect both against ticks (nymphs of Ixodes ricinus) and yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti). The most potent repellents found were coumarin and thujyl alcohol from A. abrotanum and phenylethanol from D. caryophyllum where coumarin and thujyl alcohol were also detected. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

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2006, Volume: 77, number: 4, pages: 257-261

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    • Tunon, Håkan

      • Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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    SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre

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