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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 12, Pages: 1310-1315

Original Article

Water quality index of Aedes aegypti (L) breeding sites in southern coastal areas of India

Received Date:31 March 2020, Accepted Date:23 April 2020, Published Date:08 May 2020


Background/Objectives: Breeding habitat can influence the biological features of the mosquitoes and can be utilized to improve the implementation of the vector control. The major objective of this study was to evaluate the Water Quality Index of various breeding sites. Methods/Statistical analysis: Community Development Blocks (n=9) of the Kanyakumari district were selected as the main research site to study the water quality characteristics of Ae. aegypti mosquitoes' breeding sites. The physicochemical parameters in the mosquito breeding containers were analyzed. Findings: Sixteen types of breeding sites were analyzed, among them nine breeding sites had good quality of water and remaining seven breeding sites contained slightly polluted water. Novelty/Applications: The awareness of water quality parameters of mosquito breeding sites can be used in the adoption of preventive methods.

Keywords: Community development blocks; Physico-chemical parameters; Aedes aegypti; Breeding sites


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Copyright: © 2020 Jasmine, Robin. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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