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Essential Oils as Antimicrobials in Crop Protection

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Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Vigo–Ourense Campus, E32004 Ourense, Spain
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CITACA, Agri-Food Research and Transfer Cluster, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain
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Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo–Ourense Campus, E32004 Ourense, Spain
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Antibiotics 2021, 10(1), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010034
Received: 20 November 2020 / Revised: 25 December 2020 / Accepted: 30 December 2020 / Published: 1 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research and Development of Antibiotics)
At present, organic crops have reached an important boom in a society increasingly interested in the conservation of the environment and sustainability. It is evident that a part of the population in the Western world focuses their concern on how to obtain our food and on doing it in a way that is as respectful as possible with the environment. In this review, we present a compilation of the work carried out with the use of essential oils as an alternative in the fight against different bacteria and fungi that attack crops and related products. Given the collected works, the efficacy of essential oils for their use as pesticides for agricultural use is evident. View Full-Text
Keywords: essential oil; antibacterial; antifungal; crop protection essential oil; antibacterial; antifungal; crop protection
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Alonso-Gato, M.; Astray, G.; Mejuto, J.C.; Simal-Gandara, J. Essential Oils as Antimicrobials in Crop Protection. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 34. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010034

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Alonso-Gato M, Astray G, Mejuto JC, Simal-Gandara J. Essential Oils as Antimicrobials in Crop Protection. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(1):34. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010034

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Alonso-Gato, María, Gonzalo Astray, Juan C. Mejuto, and Jesus Simal-Gandara. 2021. "Essential Oils as Antimicrobials in Crop Protection" Antibiotics 10, no. 1: 34. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010034

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