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Chemical compositions and antifungal activity of essential oil from Citrus maxima against Botrytis cinerea
Natural Product Research and Development,2020,Vol 32,No. 01
In order to explore the possibility of essential oil extracted from pomelo peel through hydro-distillation to control the postharvest diseases. The anti-fungal activity of the essential oil against Botrytis cinerea was determined using the poisoned food technique and by fumigation. The results showed that the yield of the essential oil was about 0.32% ( w/ w) after 10-h extraction and the density was 0.66 g/cm 3. Eight different compositions in the essential oil were identified by using GC-MS. The major components in the essential oil detected were limonene, myrcene, and nootkatone, respectively. The inhibitory activities of essential oil, limonene, and myrcene against the mycelial growth of B. cinerea determined by fumigation were higher than those after contact treatment at the same concentration. The anti-fungal activity of limonene was significantly higher than those of the essential oil and myrcene at the same concentration. It is necessary to explore the possibility of preventing and treating the postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables with the essential oil from pomelo peel in the future considering its significant anti-fungal activity.