Journal of Plant Physiology & Pathology ISSN: 2329-955X

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Research Article, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 1 Issue: 3

Effect of Castor Bean Oil on Post Harvest Fungal Pathogen of Coconut: Lasiodiplodia theobromae

Maria das Graças Machado Freire1, Cláudio Luiz Melo de Souza1, Thayana Paranhos Portal1, Roberta Manhães Alves Machado1, Pedro Henrique Dias dos Santos2 and Vicente Mussi-Dias2*
1Laboratório de Química e Biomoléculas – Centro de Pesquisas, Institutos Superiores de Ensino do CENSA – ISECENSA; Rua Salvador Correa, 139, Centro, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, CEP: 28035-310, Brazil
2Laboratório de Entomologia e Fitopatologia – CCTA, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro – UENF; Av. Alberto Lamego, 2000, Parq. Califórnia, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, CEP 28013-602, Brazil
Corresponding author : Vicente Mussi-Dias
Laboratório de Entomologia e Fitopatologia – CCTA, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro – UENF; Av. Alberto Lamego, 2000, Parq. Califórnia, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, CEP 28013-602, Brazil
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Received: April 15, 2013 Accepted: June 25, 2013 Published: July 02, 2013
Citation: Freire MGM, Souza CLM, Portal TP, Machado RMA, Santos PHD, et al. (2013) Effect of Castor Bean Oil on Post Harvest Fungal Pathogen of Coconut: Lasiodiplodia theobromae. J Plant Physiol Pathol 1:3. doi:10.4172/2329-955X.1000108

Abstract

Effect of Castor Bean Oil on Post Harvest Fungal Pathogen of Coconut: Lasiodiplodia theobromae

Lasiodiplodia theobromae is a cosmopolitan soil-borne fungus that causes both field and storage diseases in plant species leading to economic losses. The fungicides used to control these diseases are harmful as they leave residues, which may be regarded as problem for the marketing and export of Brazilian fruits. This study evaluated the in vitro effect of castor bean oil (Ricinus communis), and its constituents, on the mycelial growth and spore germination of this pathogen, suggesting an alternative to chemical control during the post-harvest.

Keywords: Post-harvest decay; Fatty acids; Biological control

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