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Fungicide effect of volatile compounds of Thymus capitatus essential oil

Arras, Giovanni and Agabbio, Mario Carlo Salvatore and Piga, Antonio <1965- > and D'hallewin, Guy (1995) Fungicide effect of volatile compounds of Thymus capitatus essential oil. In: International Symposium on the Quality of Fruit and Vegetables : the Influence of Pre- and Post-Harvest Factors and Technology, September 20-24, 1993, Chania, Greece. Leiden, International Society for Horticultural Science. p. 593-600. (Acta Horticulturae, 379). ISBN 978-90-66053-46-5. Conference or Workshop Item.

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An in vitro test to evaluate the fungitoxic activity of Thymus capitatus essential oil was carried out by observing the growth of Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium italicum on potato dextrose agar (PDA) plates inoculated with 10 μl of a spore suspension. The in vivo efficacy of these compounds was investigated on peel discs of 'Valencia late' orange fruit inoculated with the same quantity of spore suspension. Thymus essential oil inhibits the growth of both B. cinerea and P. italicum. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was 12 ppm for Botrytis and 25 ppm for Penicillium, while the fungicide concentration was 25 and 50 ppm respectively. SEM observations also indicated that the mycelia of both fungi were severely injured by the application of T. capitatus essential oil.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:1693
Status:Published
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fungitoxic activity, Botrytis cinerea, growth inhibition
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/15 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche > Istituto di scienze delle produzioni alimentari, Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze ambientali agrarie e biotecnologie agro-alimentari
Publisher:International Society for Horticultural Science
ISBN:978-90-66053-46-5
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:05

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