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Fungicidal Properties of the Essential Oil of Hesperozygis marifolia on Aspergillus flavus Link
Centro de Investigación y Estudios de Posgrado, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Av. Dr. Manuel Nava 6, Zona Universitaria, San Luis Potosí, SLP, 78210, Mexico
Departamento de Sistemas Biológicos, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, A.P. 23-181, México D. F. 11560, Mexico
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Received: 24 February 2011; in revised form: 5 March 2011 / Accepted: 11 March 2011 / Published: 15 March 2011
Abstract: The chemical composition of the essential oil from Hesperozygis marifolia was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and fourteen compounds were identified. (R)-pulegone (40.75%), isomenthone (30.34%) and menthone (4.46%) were found to be the main components of the oil. The essential oil at a concentration of 2.0 mg/mL and (R)-pulegone at concentration of 0.8 mg/mL completely inhibited the growth of Aspergillus flavus Link. The fungicidal effects of this essential oil warrant further research into its potential for commercial use.
Keywords: essential oil; Hesperozygis marifolia; (R)-pulegone; fungicidal activity; Aspergillus flavus
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González-Chávez, M.M.; Cárdenas-Ortega, N.C.; Méndez-Ramos, C.A.; Pérez-Gutiérrez, S. Fungicidal Properties of the Essential Oil of Hesperozygis marifolia on Aspergillus flavus Link. Molecules 2011, 16, 2501-2506.
González-Chávez MM, Cárdenas-Ortega NC, Méndez-Ramos CA, Pérez-Gutiérrez S. Fungicidal Properties of the Essential Oil of Hesperozygis marifolia on Aspergillus flavus Link. Molecules. 2011; 16(3):2501-2506.
González-Chávez, Marco Martín; Cárdenas-Ortega, Norma Cecilia; Méndez-Ramos, Cristina Andrea; Pérez-Gutiérrez, Salud. 2011. "Fungicidal Properties of the Essential Oil of Hesperozygis marifolia on Aspergillus flavus Link." Molecules 16, no. 3: 2501-2506.