Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Illicium verum fruit and its main component trans-anethole.

@article{Huang2010AntifungalAO,
  title={Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Illicium verum fruit and its main component trans-anethole.},
  author={Yongfu Huang and Jianglin Zhao and Ligang Zhou and Jihua Wang and Youwen Gong and Xujun Chen and Zejian Guo and Qi Wang and Weibo Jiang},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={7558-69}
}
In order to identify natural products for plant disease control, the essential oil of star anise (Illicium verum Hook. f.) fruit was investigated for its antifungal activity on plant pathogenic fungi. The fruit essential oil obtained by hydro-distillation was analyzed for its chemical composition by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). trans-Anethole (89.5%), 2-(1-cyclopentenyl)-furan (0.9%) and cis-anethole (0.7%) were found to be the main components among… CONTINUE READING

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