Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3722

Full Length Research Paper

Antifungal activity of Allium obliquum

Marcel Pârvu1*, Alina E. Pârvu2, Oana RoÅŸca-Casian3, Laurian Vlase4 and Gheorghe Groza5
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, "BabeÅŸ-Bolyai" University, 42 Republicii Street, 400015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 2Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, "Iuliu HaÅ£ieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 3 Victor Babes Street, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 3A. Borza" Botanical Garden, "BabeÅŸ-Bolyai" University, 42 Republicii Street, 400015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 4Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, “Iuliu HaÅ£ieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 12 Ion Creangă Street, 400010 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 5Department of Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Mănăştur Street, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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  •  Accepted: 24 November 2009
  •  Published: 18 January 2010

Abstract

A hydroalcoholic extract of Allium obliquum was tested for in vitro germination and growth of Aspergillus nigerBotrytis cinereaFusarium oxysporum F. sp.gladioliPenicillium expansum and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Czapek-agar nutritive medium. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the plant extract varied between 50 and 80 µl/ml, according to the fungal species.

 

 

Key words: Alliin, antifungal activity, Allium obliquum, HPLC, phytopathogenic fungi.