Zerumbone: a potential fungitoxic agent isolated from Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.

@article{Kishore2004ZerumboneAP,
  title={Zerumbone: a potential fungitoxic agent isolated from Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.},
  author={N. Kishore and R. S. Dwivedi},
  journal={Mycopathologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={120},
  pages={155-159}
}
  • N. Kishore, R. S. Dwivedi
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Mycopathologia
  • The rhizomes of Zingiber cassumunar exhibited strong fungitoxic action against Rhizoctonia solani, the damping-off pathogen. On chemical and spectral investigations, the antifungal compound was found to be zerumbone — a sesquiterpene. Its minimum effective dose against R. solani was 1000 ppm, much lower than some commercial fungicides. Zerumbone had fungistatic activity, a narrow fungitoxic spectrum and was not phytotoxic. Moreover, when used as a seed treatment, zerumbone could control damping… CONTINUE READING
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