Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3833

Full Length Research Paper

In vitro effects of Allium obliquum extract on the growth and ultrastructure of Botrytis paeoniae

Marcel Pârvu1, Alina Elena Pârvu2*, Lucian Barbu-Tudoran3, Oana RoÅŸca-Casian4, Laurian Vlase5, Maria Rozalia Danciu6 and Ovidiu Pârvu7
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania. 2Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania. 3Electron Microscopy Center, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania. 4A. Borza Botanical Garden, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania. 5Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania. 6Samus Technical High School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 7Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania.
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  •  Accepted: 26 July 2012
  •  Published: 03 May 2013


The allicin and alliin contents of Allium obliquum L. ethanol extract were analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry method. Additionally, the ability of A. obliquum to inhibit the growth of Botrytis paeoniae Oudem. on the nutritive medium was assessed. The in vitro fungicidal activity of A. obliquum was studied by the ultrastructural changes induced in the conidia and sclerotia of B. paeoniae treated with the plant extract in minimum inhibitory concentrations.


Key words: Allicin, alliin, antifungal activity, electron microscopy, minimum inhibitory concentration.