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In Vivo activity of Salvia officinalis oil against Botrytis cinerea

Moretti, Mario Domenico Luigi and Peana, Alessandra Tiziana and Franceschini, Antonio and Carta, Carmela (1998) In Vivoactivity of Salvia officinalis oil against Botrytis cinerea. Journal of Essential Oil Research, Vol. 10 (2), p. 157-160. ISSN 1041-2905 . eISSN 2163-8152. Article.

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DOI: 10.1080/10412905.1998.9700868

Abstract

The effects of some formulations of Salvia officinalis oil and camphor on tomato plants infected with Botrytis cinerea are reported. Aqueous dispersions of the oil were prepared, absorbed in a swelling matrix of semisynthetic copolymers obtained by the graft polymerization of acrylic monomers on gelled starch. Preliminary results showed that in vivo these formulations inhibited growth of the mycelium at concentrations of between 5 and 10 g/L. Protection against experimental infection with B. cinerea was comparable to that obtained with Dichlofluanid, one of the most effective synthetic fungicides against the pathogen, at a concentration of 1.5 g/L. This encourages further research in this field to determine whether essential oils could be used in combination with synthetic fungicides as a measure to reduce environmental pollution and also to prevent the development of resistant strains.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8814
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Salvia officinalis, Labiatae, essential oil composition, antifungal activity, Botrytis cinerea, camphor, α-thujone
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/14 Farmacologia
Area 03 - Scienze chimiche > CHIM/09 Farmaceutico tecnologico applicativo
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/12 Patologia vegetale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Protezione delle piante
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze del farmaco
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1041-2905
eISSN:2163-8152
Copyright Holders:© Allured Publishing Corp.
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