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Table 4 Ovipositional deterrent assay of Tribolium castaneum treated with silver nanoparticles, malathion, and its combination

From: Comparative bioassay of silver nanoparticles and malathion on infestation of red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum

(50 ppm)
No. of eggs in treatedNo. of eggs in controlOviposition reduction (%)DQ
Malathion18.66 ± 0.573445.110.29
AgNP24.00 ± 1.003432.290.17
Malathion + AgNP09.66 ± 1.523471.50.55
  1. DQ Discrimination Quotient