ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2020 , Vol 58 , Num 4
In vitro Antifungal Activity of Cistus creticus L. Against Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Ayşegül Çaşkurlu 1 Ayşe Esra Karadağ 1-2 Yavuz Bülent Köse 3 Fatma Tosun 1
1 Istanbul Medipol University, School of Pharmacy, Department of PharmacognosyPharmacognosy, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Anadolu University, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, Eskişehir, Turkey
3 Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Eskişehir, Turkey
DOI : 10.23893/1307-2080.APS.05822 Cistus creticus L. is a well-known member of the Cistaceae family. In this present study, methanol extract of aerial parts of C. creticus was evaluated for its antifungal activity against plant pathogenic fungi such as Fusarium moniliforme NRRL 2374, Fusarium culmorum NRRL 3288, Alternaria alternata ATCC 6663, and Botrytis cinerea AHU 9424, respectively. The in vitro antifungal activity of C. creticus extract was determined by calculating mycelial growth inhibition. It was demonstrated that methanol extract of C. creticus has shown antifungal activity on F. moniliforme (36,7%) and B. cinerea (30,2%). Moreover, we are planning to evaluate the active fractions which are responsible for the antifungal activity in further studies. Keywords : Cistaceae, Cistus creticus L., antifungal, plant pathogenic fungi

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