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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 32

Use of Coffee Husk Waste for Production of Biopesticides for Mosquito Control

Subbiah Poopathi,  and C. Mani     Unit of Microbiology and Immunology, Vector Control Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Indira Nagar, Pondicherry, India

Abstract

The use of coffee husks from agro-industries is highly economical for the industrial production of mosquito pathogenic bacilli, in terms of easy availability, cost-effectiveness, efficacy, environmental safety, and biowaste remediation. The mosquitocidal spore/crystal toxins produced from the experimental culture medium are equal to that of conventional medium. The protein profiles of Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus thuringiensis ...

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