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  1. Land use can exert a strong influence on the abundance, diversity, and community composition of soil macro-fauna. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of four land use types on the abundance and di...

    Authors: Belayneh Bufebo, Eyasu Elias and Emana Getu
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2021 82:11
  2. Rice is the agricultural commodity with the third highest worldwide production and losses in rice storage due to insect pests may drastically affect the food availability for a large number of people. One of i...

    Authors: Sekar Kanmani, Lokesh Kumar, Rajasingh Raveen, Samuel Tennyson, Subramanian Arivoli and Manickkam Jayakumar
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2021 82:10
  3. This study evaluated the effect of Jatropha curcas seed oil against adult American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, a mechanical disease vector, using three bioassay methods to determine the repellent activity, ...

    Authors: Peace Mayen Edwin Ubulom, Clement Ameh Yaro and Unyime-Abasi Philip Udoh
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2021 82:8
  4. The interest in larvicides of plant origin is generally renewed in vector control because of their safety compared to synthetic larvicides. However, there are concerns about the relative safety dose of these p...

    Authors: Emmanuel Taiwo Idowu, Adedapo O. Adeogun, Luqman A. Adams, Modupe A. Yusuf, Olawale W. Salami, Olakiigbe Abiodun Kanmi, Joseph A. Bello, Ifeoluwa Kayode Fagbohun, Olubunmi Adetoro Otubanjo and Taiwo Samson Awolola
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2021 82:7
  5. Mosquitoes are vectors of parasitic diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, yellow fever, and dengue fever among others. They are well known as public enemies for their noise nuisance, biting annoyance...

    Authors: Michael Olarewaju Akintan, Joseph Onaolapo Akinneye and Oluwatosin Betty Ilelakinwa
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2021 82:5
  6. Powders and extracts of Piper guineense seeds and leaves were assessed for insecticidal activities against Callosobruchus maculatus in the laboratory at temperature and relative humidity of 29.6 °C and 75.9%, res...

    Authors: Kayode David Ileke, Jacobs Mobolade Adesina, Luke Chinaru Nwosu and Abimbola Olagunju
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:60
  7. Aedes aegypti transmits several arboviral diseases of global public health threat such as dengue, zika, and yellow fever. Recently, a series of yellow fever outbreaks have been reported in different parts of the ...

    Authors: Ifeoluwa Kayode Fagbohun, Emmanuel Taiwo Idowu, Abiodun Kanmi Olakiigbe, Amos Tolulope Oyeniyi, Olubunmi Adetoro Otubanjo and Taiwo Samson Awolola
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:59
  8. Housefly (Musca domestica L. 1758) larvae are used in various parts of the world for animal feeding either by exposing substrates for natural oviposition or in industrial systems involving an adult rearing unit t...

    Authors: Haffizou Ganda, Hermann A. Abihona, Elisabeth T. Zannou-Boukari, Marc Kenis, Christophe A. A. M. Chrysostome and Guy A. Mensah
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:46
  9. The frequent usage of broad-spectrum insecticides like cypermethrin in agriculture activities could lead to the development of resistance in insects like Amsacta albistriga.

    Authors: Mathiyazhagan Narayanan, Muthusamy Ranganathan, Shivakumar Muthugounder Subramanian, Suresh Kumarasamy and Sabariswaran Kandasamy
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:45
  10. Rice is an important cereal crop and is cultivated virtually in all agro-ecological zones in Tanzania. However, production capacity is far below the national requirement. One of the major reasons for the low y...

    Authors: Bonaventure January, Gration M. Rwegasira and Tadele Tefera
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:36
  11. The flesh fly Sarcophaga ruficornis is well known for its medical and veterinary importance in causing myiasis in humans and animals. The conventional use of chemical pesticides for controlling insect pests has r...

    Authors: Sandeep Kumar Gaur and Krishna Kumar
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:30
  12. The high yield loss reported from the infestations of fruits by Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta and White in West Africa can impact negatively on the growth of horticulture in the region. Similarly, the shortag...

    Authors: G. Abdullahi, D. Obeng-Ofori, K. Afreh-Nuamah and M. K. Billah
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:18
  13. The increased interest in the harmful effects of most chemical pesticides on the ecosystem has continually served as an impetus to search for safer and eco-friendly pesticides from plant origin. In this study,...

    Authors: Olufunmilayo Eunice Oladipo-nee Ajayi, Emmanuel Ayobami Oyeniyi and Odunayo Aimakhede Elijah
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:17
  14. Insect pests infestation is one the major constraints to cowpea production in many Sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria. Control of these pests by farmers has been vastly by use of chemical pesticide which pos...

    Authors: Juliana Amaka Ugwu
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:13
  15. The synanthropic housefly, Musca domestica, augments the transmission of several detrimental diseases like cholera and avian flu. Consequently, during the last century, many physico-chemical methods including syn...

    Authors: Jyoti M. Chintalchere, Mudasir A. Dar and Radhakrishna S. Pandit
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:6
  16. The present study was designed to quantify the contributions of water pH and hardness required for development and adult fitness indices of Culex quinquefasciatus (Cx. quinquefasciatus) mosquitoes. To this end, s...

    Authors: Azubuike Christian Ukubuiwe, Chioma Cynthia Ojianwuna, Israel Kayode Olayemi, Francis Ofurum Arimoro and Chinenye Catherine Ukubuiwe
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2020 81:5
  17. Insect lipid mobilization and transport are currently under research, especially lipases and lipophorin because of their roles in the production of energy and lipid transport at a flying activity. The present ...

    Authors: Rahma R. Z. Mahdy, Shaimaa A. Mo’men, Marah M. Abd El-Bar and Emad M. S. Barakat
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 81:1
  18. Being a low-risk insecticide, plant essential oils emerge as competent mosquitocidal and repellent candidates. However, essential oil may act differently in different mosquito species and different development...

    Authors: Sudarshana Mahanta, Riju Sarma and Bulbuli Khanikor
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:64
  19. We classified cuticular protein genes expressed at prepupal stage in wing discs of Bombyx mori into six groups according to their developmental expression and ecdysone responsiveness. Their expression pattern is ...

    Authors: Md Saheb Ali, Birendra Mishra, Ahsanul Haque Swapon and Masamitsu Yamaguchi
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:62
  20. Forensic entomology is an increasing area of research, focuses on the violent crime, and deals with the necrophagous-feeding insects that typically decompose carcasses. The present study aimed to update the ba...

    Authors: Alaa Abd El-Gawad, Rawda M. Badawy, Marah M. Abd El-Bar and Mohamed A. Kenawy
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:56
  21. Insecticide resistance is the major threat in pest control management. Formulation with silver nanoparticle can be used as an alternative method to overcome these problems. Nanoparticles can provide a cheap an...

    Authors: Alif Alisha A S and Thangapandiyan S
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:55
  22. Callosobruchus maculatus is an important insect pest of cowpea. The inhibitory effects of oil extract of Acalypha wilkesiana (Muell Arg.) leaves on antioxidant, neurotransmitter, and detoxifying enzyme in adult C...

    Authors: Mercy O. Oni, Olaniyi C. Ogungbite, Samuel O. Oguntuase, Olufemi S. Bamidele and Thomas I. Ofuya
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:47
  23. Macrotyloma geocarpum Harms is a neglected and underutilized crop in Benin subject to several constraints including storage insect attacks, which contribute to the decrease in its production. An ethnobotanical su...

    Authors: Yêyinou Laura Estelle Loko, Jerôme Akohonwe, Joelle Toffa, Azize Orobiyi, Prisca Assogba, Alexandre Dansi and Manuele Tamò
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:41
  24. Mosquitoes are known to be notorious for their ability to constitute a nuisance as well as transmit disease-causing organisms (pathogens) to hosts. This study was aimed to determine the species distribution, a...

    Authors: Olajide Joseph Afolabi, Joseph Onaolapo Akinneye and Aminat M. A. Igiekhume
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:39
  25. The lepidopterans, Spodoptera litura and Pericallia ricini, are polyphagous pests of agricultural importance. The unscrupulous and non-judicious use of chemical pesticides for controlling the insect pests has res...

    Authors: Sandeep Kumar Gaur and Krishna Kumar
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:37
  26. Termites inhabiting tree crops are pests which if neglected could result to agricultural loss. In a study to investigate the arboreal termites of planted trees in Rivers State University, 1050 trees were sampl...

    Authors: Adaobi Patricia Ugbomeh, Okorite Membere, Ada Efuka and Dorcas Data S. Bawo
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:29
  27. Aqua feed demand is rising with the growth of intensive aquaculture. Fishmeal is the major conventional protein source of fish feed but its production cannot be increased due to resource limitation. Thus, suit...

    Authors: Subhasish Ghosh and Dipak Kumar Mandal
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:28
  28. Termites (Order Isoptera) are eusocial insects that are of great benefit and economic importance to humans. Despite its benefits and economic attributes to humans, it accounts for serious damage on buildings i...

    Authors: Adaobi Patricia Ugbomeh and Abiye ThankGod Diboyesuku
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:27
  29. Sericulture depends on rearing of silkworm on mulberry leaves. For this reason, Silk production has direct relationship with larval growth. One of the alternative ways of improvement of larval growth and cocoo...

    Authors: Thangapandiyan S and R. Dharanipriya
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:21
  30. Insect wings are an excessively diverse structures, which have fascinated scientist for centuries. Coleoptera is the largest order in the insect group and the most successful animal on earth (Nature Communicat...

    Authors: Nasra M.H. Zohry and Ahmed Mohamed El-Sayed
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:16
  31. The role of water in the maintenance of an aquatic ecosystem is indispensable. In this study, aquatic insect biodiversity and the physico-chemical parameters of Aahoo stream, in southwestern Nigeria, were inve...

    Authors: Babasola Williams Adu and Emmanuel Ayobami Oyeniyi
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:15
  32. Dermestes maculatus is a destructive pest of smoked-dried fish. Due to its implications, this research was aimed at investigating the insecticidal activities of edible plant extracts on smoked Clarias gariepinus ...

    Authors: Tejumade Mary Philip-Attah
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2019 80:7
  33. This study aims at determining the effects of rearing water temperature on immature development, adult vectorial attributes and teneral accumulation in Culex quinquefasciatus (Cx. quinquefasciatus) mosquitoes. Im...

    Authors: Azubuike Christian Ukubuiwe, Israel Kayode Olayemi, Francis Ofurum Arimoro, Innocent Chukwuemeka James Omalu, Bulus Musa Baba, Chinenye Catherine Ukubuiwe, Moses Olusesan Odeyemi and Kamoru Abdulazeez Adeniyi
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2018 79:32
  34. Chitin is the second most abundant bio-polysaccharide found in nature after cellulose. It is a polymer of β-1, 4-N-acetylglucosamine that occurs naturally in three polymorphic forms α, β, and γ-chitin. The main c...

    Authors: Raghu H. S, Raghavendra S. N and Rajeshwara N. Achur
    Citation: The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology 2018 79:30