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Growth inhibition of Aspergillus ochraceus ZMPBF 318 and Penicillium expansum ZMPBF 565 by four essential oils.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20587393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fungi produce a large variety of extracellular proteins, organic acids, and other metabolites and can adapt to several environmental conditions. Mycotoxin-producing moulds of the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium are common food contaminants. One of the natural ways to protect food from mould contamination is to use essential oils. In this study, we evaluated the effect of essential oils of cinnamon, lavender, rosemary, and sage at 1 % (v/v) concentration in yeast media inoculated with spores (final concentration 106 mL-1 media) of Aspergillus ochraceus ZMPBF 318 and Penicillium expansum ZMPBF 565, alone or in combination, on fungal biomass. Cinnamon showed the best inhibitory effect (100 %). Lavender oil best inhibited the growth of Aspergillus ochraceus (nearly 100 %), and was less successful with Penicillium expansum (having dropped to 57 % on day 28). With cultivation time the inhibitory effect of sage and rosemary oil grew for Aspergillus ochraceus and dropped for Penicillium expansum.These results suggest that fungi can be controlled with essential oils, especially with cinnamon oil.
Domagoj Cvek; Ksenija Markov; Jadranka Frece; Tibela Landeka Dragicević; Matea Majica; Frane Delas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0004-1254     ISO Abbreviation:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-19     Revised Date:  2012-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373100     Medline TA:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillus ochraceus / drug effects,  growth & development*
Food Microbiology*
Oils, Volatile / pharmacology*
Penicillium / drug effects,  growth & development*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oils, Volatile

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