Effects of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck epicarp essential oil on growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger (L.) Van Tieghem.

@article{Sharma2008EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck epicarp essential oil on growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger (L.) Van Tieghem.},
  author={Neeta Sharma and Abhishek Tripathi},
  journal={Microbiological research},
  year={2008},
  volume={163 3},
  pages={337-44}
}
Essential oils from different plant parts are known for their antimicrobial activity but the antifungal effects of essential oil from Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck epicarp on growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger has not been observed so far. The mycelial growth was inhibited at 2.5 and 3.0 microg/ml of oil in Potato Dextrose Broth and Agar medium, respectively. These concentrations were fungicidal under the test conditions. The fungitoxicity of oil did not change even at exposure to 100… CONTINUE READING
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