publication . Article . 2001

Antifungal activity of olive cake extracts

Al-Mughrabi, K. I.; Talal Aburjai; Anfoka, G. H.; Shahrour, W.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2001
Abstract
Powdered, dried olive (Olea europaea) cake was extracted with hexane, methanol and butanol. Six phenolic compounds, coumaric acid, ferulic acid, oleuropein, caffeic acid, protocatechuic acid and cinnamic acid, were isolated from these extracts after fractionation. The fractions were tested for their antifungal activity against Verticillium sp., Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizopus sp., Penicillium italicum, Rhizoctonia solani, Stemphylium solani, Cladosporium sp., Mucor sp., Colletotrichum sp. and Pythium sp. Strongest activity was reported against Fusarium oxysporum and Verticillium sp. No effect was observed against Alternaria sp.
Subjects
free text keywords: Botany, QK1-989
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