Sensitivity of Fusarium strains to Chelidonium majus L. extracts

Citation
Oc. Matos et al., Sensitivity of Fusarium strains to Chelidonium majus L. extracts, J ETHNOPHAR, 66(2), 1999, pp. 151-158
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY
ISSN journal
0378-8741 → ACNP
Volume
66
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
151 - 158
Database
ISI
SICI code
0378-8741(199908)66:2<151:SOFSTC>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Ten Fusarium strains were tested for their sensitivity to extracts of Cheli donium majus L. Growth inhibition was measured either in solid or in liquid media. Aqueous extracts had considerable inhibitory action but methanolic extracts showed the best results. Root extracts were more inhibitory than s hoot; extracts. On the basis of growth inhibition the Fusarium strains were aggregated into five classes, the extremes being Fusarium culmorum plus Fu sarium graminearum (quite resistant) and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (very sensitive), with the other seven strains occupying the three intermed iate classes. The high resistance of most Fusarium strains to conventional fungicides led us to propose C. majus as a good source of substances useful for the treatment of fungal infections, with special importance for those caused by Fusarium. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All: rights rese rved.