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Fungicidal activity of essential oils of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (L.) and Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr et L.M.Perry against crown rot and anthracnose pathogens isolated from banana

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dc.contributor.author Ranasinghe, L.S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jayawardena, B.M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Abeywickrama, K.P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-19T04:41:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-19T04:41:00Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Fungicidal activity of essential oils of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (L.) and Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr et L.M.Perry against crown rot and anthracnose pathogens isolated from banana, L.S. Ranasinghe, Bimali Jayawardena, K. Abeywickrama, Letters in Applied microbiology, 35, 203-207 , 2002.
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3877
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1472-765X.2002.01165.x/abstract
dc.description.abstract Aims: To develop a post-harvest treatment system against post-harvest fungal pathogens of banana using natural products. Methods and Results:Colletotrichum musae was isolated and identified as the causative agent responsible for anthracnose peel blemishes while three fungi, namely Lasiodiplodia theobromae, C. musae and Fusarium proliferatum, were identified as causative agents responsible for crown rot. During the liquid bioassay, cinnamon [Cinnamomum zeylanicum (L.)] leaf, bark and clove [Syzygium aromaticum (L.)] oils were tested against the anthracnose and crown rot pathogens. The test oils were fungistatic and fungicidal against the test pathogens within a range of 0�03?0�11% (v/v). Conclusions:?Cinnamon and clove essential oils could be used as antifungal agents to manage post harvest fungal diseases of banana. Significance and Impact of the Study: Cinnamon and clove essential oil could be used as alternative post-harvest treatments on banana. Banana treated with essential oil is chemically safe and acceptable to consumers. Benomyl (Benlate), which is currently used to manage fungal pathogens, can cause adverse health effects and could be replaced with volatile essential oils. en_US
dc.publisher Letters in Applied microbiology en_US
dc.title Fungicidal activity of essential oils of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (L.) and Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr et L.M.Perry against crown rot and anthracnose pathogens isolated from banana
dc.type article en_US
dc.identifier.department Chemistry en_US
dc.identifier.department Microbiology en_US


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