In vitro effect of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. var. officinalis) water extracts on Fusarium fungi

ELŻBIETA BOLIGŁOWA, ELŻBIETA PISULEWSKA, KATARZYNA GLEŃ

Abstract

Laboratory analyses were conducted to compare the effect of two doses of morphologically diversified English and French peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. var. officinalis) water extracts on linear growth, biomass and sporulation of selected Fusarium fungi. Obtained results revealed the strongest inhibitory effect of peppermint extracts only upon Fusarium sulphureum. In other analysed fungi (F. culmorum, F. graminearum and F. avenaceum) no obvious fungistatic activity of tested water extracts or their doses was registered.
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