Accession Number : ADD006053

Title :   A Method for Isolating a Spore-Forming Mosquito Larvicide.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goldberg,Leonard J

Report Date : 18 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A method of controlling mosquito larvae, by using a spore-forming bacillus ONR-60A obtained from screening clonal isolates from soil samples of known mosquito larval breeding sites. A larvicide comprising the bacillus and a carrier is formulated as a buoyant colloidal suspension which stabilizes just under the surface of the water to concentrate in the feeding zone of many varieties of mosquito larvae. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Bacillus thuringiensis, *Biological insect control, Larvae, Control, Isolation, Spores, Breeding, Culicidae, Soil models, Toxicity

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE