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Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2501-2506; doi:10.3390/molecules16032501

Fungicidal Properties of the Essential Oil of Hesperozygis marifolia on Aspergillus flavus Link

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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
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Departamento de Sistemas Biológicos, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, A.P. 23-181, México D. F. 11560, Mexico
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Received: 24 February 2011 / Revised: 5 March 2011 / Accepted: 11 March 2011 / Published: 15 March 2011
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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 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.

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