Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 5, Issue 3&4,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Control of isolates of Fusarium species by using extracts of Rubus ulmifolius micropropagated plantlets


Daniele Fraternale 1, Mara Bacchiocca 2, Laura Giamperi 1, Donata Ricci 1, Valeria Scoccianti 1, Paolino Ninfali 2*

Recieved Date: 2007-04-25, Accepted Date: 2007-07-29


We developed a micropropagation protocol to obtain in vitro plantlets from nodal explants of Rubus ulmifolius. The methanolic extract of dried plantlets was assayed for antifungal activity on the growth of eight isolates of Fusarium species. The molecular components of the extract, separated by column chromatography, were analysed by HPLC. Rubus ulmifolius micropropagated plantlets provide uniformly conditioned material available all year around. Their phytochemicals are characterized by a high antioxidant capacity, water-solubility and ability to inhibit the growth of the eight isolates of Fusarium species.


Rubus ulmifolius, micropropagated plantlets, secondary metabolites, antifungal activity, isolates of Fusarium species

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2007
Volume: 5
Issue: 3&4
Category: Environment
Pages: 442-445

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