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J App Pharm Sci. 2016; 6(5): 131-136

Antifungal activity of essential oil from the fruits of Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Dur., in liquid and vapour phase against postharvest phytopathogenic fungi in apples

M. Manssouri, M. Znini, A. El Harrak, L. Majid.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the antifungal activity of essential oil (EO) from Ammodaucus leucotrichus fruits against three phytopathogenic fungi causing the deterioration for apples, including Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium expansum and Rhizopus stolonifer by using the poisoned food (PF) and the volatile activity (VA) methods. The antifungal test results indicated that the EO displayed significant potential of antifungal activity against the tested phytopathogenic fungi (p

Key words: Ammodaucus leucotrichus, Essential oil, Antifungal activity, Phytopathogenic fungi, Apple

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