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Inhibitory effect of essential oils on growth and on aflatoxins production by Aspergillus parasiticus

  • World Mycotoxin Journal, 9(4), 525-534, 2016

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

Abstract

The aim of this work was to assess the inhibitory effect of essential oils on the growth and aflatoxin production of Aspergillus parasiticus, as well as to correlate it with the chemical composition of the essential oils. Essential oils from six aromatic species (Cymbopogon citratus, Eucalyptus globulus, Origanum vulgare, Ruta graveolens, Salvia officinalis, Satureja montana) were characterised by gas chromatography and tested for their inhibitory effect against A. parasiticus strain MUM 92.02. Furthermore, the in vitro inhibitory effects of these essential oils on the production of aflatoxins ...

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