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Sage Species Case Study on a Spontaneous Mediterranean Plant to Control Phytopathogenic Fungi and Bacteria

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CREA-Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Via Cavalleggeri 25, 84098 Salerno, Italy
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CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Roma, Italy
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School of Biology and Environment, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, P-5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Centre for Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Industrial Biotechnology Program, University of Tiradentes (UNIT), Av. Murilo Dantas 300, Aracaju 49032-490, Brazil
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Tiradentes Institute, 150 Mt Vernon St., Dorchester, MA 02125, USA
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Laboratory of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine (LNMED), Institute of Technology and Research (ITP), Av. Murilo Dantas 300, Aracaju 49010-390, Brazil
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Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
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CEB-Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Salerno, Italy
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Forests 2020, 11(6), 704; https://doi.org/10.3390/f11060704
Received: 30 May 2020 / Revised: 13 June 2020 / Accepted: 19 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Forest, Foods and Nutrition)
Sage species belong to the family of Labiatae/Lamiaceae and are diffused worldwide. More than 900 species of sage have been identified, and many of them are used for different purposes, i.e., culinary uses, traditional medicines and natural remedies and cosmetic applications. Another use of sage is the application of non-distilled sage extracts and essential oils to control phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi, for a sustainable, environmentally friendly agriculture. Biocidal propriety of non-distilled extracts and essential oils of sage are w documented. Antimicrobial effects of these sage extracts/essential oils depend on both sage species and bacteria and fungi species to control. In general, it is possible to choose some specific extracts/essential oils to control specific phytopathogenic bacteria or fungi. In this context, the use of nanotechnology techniques applied to essential oil from salvia could represent a future direction for improving the performance of eco-compatible and sustainable plant defence and represents a great challenge for the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: essential oils; extracts; Salvia Africana; S. rutilans; S. munzii; S. mellifera; S. greggii; S. officinalis “Icterina”; S. officinalis essential oils; extracts; Salvia Africana; S. rutilans; S. munzii; S. mellifera; S. greggii; S. officinalis “Icterina”; S. officinalis
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Zaccardelli, M.; Pane, C.; Caputo, M.; Durazzo, A.; Lucarini, M.; Silva, A.M.; Severino, P.; Souto, E.B.; Santini, A.; De Feo, V. Sage Species Case Study on a Spontaneous Mediterranean Plant to Control Phytopathogenic Fungi and Bacteria. Forests 2020, 11, 704.

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