Constituents of volatile compounds derived from Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil and acaricidal toxicities against house dust mites

  • Ji-Yeon Yang
  • Kyoung-Shik Cho
  • Nam-Hyun Chung
  • Chung-Ho Kim
  • Joo-Won Suh
  • Hoi-Seon Lee
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Abstract

The acaricidal activities of the volatile compounds derived from Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil were evaluated against house dust mites. Terpinen-4-ol (3.89 and 3.51 μg/cm2) was approximately 2.0 and 1.7 times more active than benzyl benzoate (7.83 and 5.96 μg/cm2). Therefore, terpinen-4-ol could be useful as a natural acaricide.

Keywords

acaricidal activity house dust mites Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil volatile compounds 

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© The Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ji-Yeon Yang
    • 1
  • Kyoung-Shik Cho
    • 1
  • Nam-Hyun Chung
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chung-Ho Kim
    • 1
    • 3
  • Joo-Won Suh
    • 1
    • 4
  • Hoi-Seon Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bioenvironmental Chemistry and Institute of Agricultural Science & TechnologyChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.College of Life Sciences and BiotechnologyKorea UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Food and NutritionSeowon UniversityChongjuRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Division of Bioscience and BioinformaticsMyongji UniversityYongin CityRepublic of Korea

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