Molluscicidal Activity Of Abrus Precatorius Linn. And Argemone Mexicana Linn.
Published 1999 · Chemistry, Biology
Molluscicidal property of seed and root of tribal pulse Abrus recatorius and seeds of Argemone mexicana against snail Lymnaea acuminata was studied. It was observed that molluscicidal activity of seed and root powder of A. recatorius and seed powder of A. mexicana, was both time and dose dependent. Abrin an glycyrrhizic acid in A. recatorius seed and root, respectively and protopine and sanguinarine in seed O A. mexicana was identified as the active moiety causing snail death by co-migration of active agent with seed and root powder.