Antifungal activity of selected essential oils against Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum and their secondary metabolites in wheat seeds

Adam Perczak , Daniela Gwiazdowska , Katarzyna Marchwińska , Krzysztof Juś , Romuald Gwiazdowski , Agnieszka Waśkiewicz


Essential oils (EOs) are products of plant origin and include mixtures of different chemical compounds. These volatile substances have many interesting properties, including antifungal properties. Fungi may develop under field conditions on crops such as wheat or corn and are able to synthesize mycotoxins, which adversely affect livestock and human health. In the present study, selected EOs were used to inhibit the growth of Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum and reduce the concentrations of mycotoxins in wheat grain. The EOs significantly inhibited the growth of tested Fusarium species (90.99–99.99%), as determined based on ergosterol quantitative analysis. Only the addition of orange oil to F. culmorum exhibits a different inhibition capacity (68.13%). EO application resulted in a large reduction in zearalenone content (99.08–99.99%); only in the case of orange oil application was the reduction estimated at approximately 68.33%. However, all EOs provided a significant reduction in the concentration levels of group B trichothecenes (94.51–100%). It can be concluded that EOs inhibit the growth of fungi of the genus Fusarium and reduce concentration levels of the mycotoxins zearalenone and group B trichothecenes.
Author Adam Perczak - Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
Adam Perczak,,
, Daniela Gwiazdowska (WT / KPPJ)
Daniela Gwiazdowska,,
- Department of Natural Science and Quality Assurance
, Katarzyna Marchwińska (WT / KPPJ)
Katarzyna Marchwińska,,
- Department of Natural Science and Quality Assurance
, Krzysztof Juś (WT / KPPJ)
Krzysztof Juś,,
- Department of Natural Science and Quality Assurance
, Romuald Gwiazdowski - Instytut Ochrony Roślin Państwowego Instytutu Badawczego w Poznaniu
Romuald Gwiazdowski,,
, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz - Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
Agnieszka Waśkiewicz,,
Journal seriesArchives of Microbiology, ISSN 0302-8933, e-ISSN 1432-072X, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Polishaktywność fungistatyczna, olejki eteryczne, Fusarium spp., ergosterol, zearalenon, trichoteceny, ziarna pszenicy
Keywords in EnglishAntifungal activity, Essential oils, Fusarium spp., Ergosterol, Zearalenone, Trichothecenes, Wheat grain
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 1303 Biochemistry; 1311 Genetics; 1312 Molecular Biology; 2404 Microbiology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 03-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.625; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.642 (2) - 2018=1.808 (5)
Citation count*27 (2021-05-11)
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UwagiFirst online: 23 May 2019
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