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Antifungal activity of PLA foils covered with ethylocelulose containing essential oils

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The purpose of the research work was to examine the antifungal properties of cumin, rosemary and fennel essential oils. The goal of the study was also to determine antifungal activity of coatings containing the essential oils. The results of the study demonstrated that cumin, rosemary and fennel essential oils exhibited antifungal properties. The most sensitive strains were Botrytis cinerea and Mucor circinelloides. The cumin oil was found to be the most active. The growth of Botrytis cinerea and Mucor circinelloides was not observed even on medium containing 0.1% of cumin oil. The growth of Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus clavatus and Rhizopus oryzae was not noticed on mediums containig 0.5% of the oil. The similar results were obtained for fennel essential oil. 0.5% concentration of the oil in medium inhibited the growth of Botrytis cinerea, Mucor circinelloides, Aspergillus clavatus, Rhizopus oryzae. The rosemary oil did not inhibited the growth of fungi strains in concentration of 0,1%.
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  • Center of Bioimmobilisation and Innovative Packaging Materials, Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries, West Pomeranian University of Technology, 35 Janickiego Str., 71-270 Szczecin, Poland
  • Center of Bioimmobilisation and Innovative Packaging Materials, Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries, West Pomeranian University of Technology, 35 Janickiego Str., 71-270 Szczecin, Poland
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