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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers from the Faculty of Food Engineering (FEA) of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) have developed a biodegradable particle, made from corn starch and thyme essential oil, able to kill the larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Thyme oil is a lethal larvicide agent for the insect, a carrier of diseases such as Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?