Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and their components against the three major pathogens of the cultivated button mushroom

M. Sokovic, L.J.L.D. van Griensven

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    Abstract

    Essential oils of Matricaria chamommilla, Mentha piperita, M. spicata, Lavandula angusti folia, Ocimum basilicum, Thymus vulgaris, Origanum vulgare, Salvia officinalis, Citrus limon and C. aurantium and their components; linalyl acetate, linalool, limonene, ¿-pinene, ß-pinene, 1,8-cineole, camphor, carvacrol, thymol and menthol were assayed for inhibitory activity against the three major pathogens of the button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, i.e. the fungi Verticillium fungicola and Trichoderma harzianum and the bacterium Pseudomonas tolaasii. The highest and broadest activity was shown by the Origanum vulgare oil. Carvacrol possessed the highest antifungal activity among the components tested.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)211-224
    JournalEuropean Journal of Plant Pathology
    Volume116
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • antifungal activities
    • chemical-composition
    • aromatic plants
    • mutagenicity
    • disease

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