Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 343804, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/343804
Research Article

The Inhibitory Effects of Curcuma longa L. Essential Oil and Curcumin on Aspergillus flavus Link Growth and Morphology

1Department of Basic Health Sciences, State University of Maringa, 87020-900 Maringá, PR, Brazil
2Department of Biochemistry, State University of Maringa, 87020-900 Maringá, PR, Brazil

Received 25 September 2013; Accepted 6 November 2013

Academic Editors: N. Dumais and Z. Shi

Copyright © 2013 Flávio Dias Ferreira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. I. Pitt and A. D. Hocking, Fungi and Food Spoilage, Blackie Academic & Professional, London, UK, 2nd edition, 1997.
  2. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Some Traditional Medicines, Some Mycotoxins, Naphthalene and Styrene, IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans, IARC, Lyon, France, 2002.
  3. F. A. Lazzari, Umidade, Fungos e Micotoxinas na Qualidade de Sementes, Grãos e Rações, Edição de Autor, Curitiba, Brazil, 2nd edition, 1997.
  4. S. C. Chao, D. G. Young, and C. J. Oberg, “Screening for inhibitory activity of essential oils on selected bacteria, fungi and viruses,” Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 639–649, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. A. Cakir, S. Kordali, H. Kilic, and E. Kaya, “Antifungal properties of essential oil and crude extracts of Hypericum linarioides Bosse,” Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 245–256, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. M. M. G. Yamamoto-Ribeiro, R. Grespan, C. Y. Kohiyama et al., “Effect of Zingiber officinale essential oil on Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin production,” Food Chemistry, vol. 141, pp. 3147–3152, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  7. M. Cousins, J. Adelberg, F. Chen, and J. Rieck, “Antioxidant capacity of fresh and dried rhizomes from four clones of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) grown in vitro,” Industrial Crops and Products, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 129–135, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. M.-K. Kim, G.-J. Choi, and H.-S. Lee, “Fungicidal property of Curcuma longa L. rhizome-derived curcumin against phytopathogenic fungi in a greenhouse,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 1578–1581, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. O. D. Dhingra, G. N. Jham, R. C. Barcelos, F. A. Mendonça, and I. Ghiviriga, “Isolation and identification of the principal fungitoxic component of turmeric essential oil,” Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 387–391, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. D. Smith and A. G. H. Onions, The Preservation and Maintenance of Living Fungi, Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Page Bros Ltd., Wallingford, UK, 1983.
  11. V. Betina, “Mycotoxins,” in Prodution, Isolation, Separation and Purification, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1984. View at Google Scholar
  12. M. Tolouee, S. Alinezhad, R. Saberi et al., “Effect of Matricaria chamomilla L. flower essential oil on the growth and ultrastructure of Aspergillus niger van Tieghem,” International Journal of Food Microbiology, vol. 139, no. 3, pp. 127–133, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. R. P. Adams, Identification of Essential Oils Components by Gas Chromatography/Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry, Allured Publishing Cooperation, Carol Stream, Ill, USA, 2001.
  14. D. Guzmán-de-Peña and J. Ruiz-Herrera, “Relationship between aflatoxin biosynthesis and sporulation in Aspergillus parasiticus,” Fungal Genetics and Biology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 198–205, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. R. P. Marques, A. C. Monteiro, and G. T. Pereira, “Crescimento, esporulação e viabilidade de fungos entomopatogênicos em meios contendo diferentes concentrações de óleo de Nim (Azadirachta indica),” Ciência Rural, vol. 34, pp. 1675–1680, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  16. E. H. Endo, D. A. G. Cortez, T. Ueda-Nakamura, C. V. Nakamura, and B. P. Dias Filho, “Potent antifungal activity of extracts and pure compound isolated from pomegranate peels and synergism with fluconazole against Candida albicans,” Research in Microbiology, vol. 161, no. 7, pp. 534–540, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. W. J. Conover, Practical Nonparametric Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA, 1999.
  18. R Development Core Team, R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing, R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria, 2006, http://www.r-project.org/.
  19. F. D. Ferreira, C. Kemmelmeier, C. C. Arrotéia et al., “Inhibitory effect of the essential oil of Curcuma longa L. and curcumin on aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus Link,” Food Chemistry, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 789–793, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  20. V. S. Surwase, K. S. Laddha, R. V. Kale, S. I. Hashmi, and S. M. Lokhande, “Extraction and isolation of turmerone from turmeric,” Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 2173–2179, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. R. K. Sharma, B. P. Misra, T. C. Sarma, A. K. Bordoloi, M. G. Pathak, and P. A. Leclercq, “Essential oils of Curcuma longa L. from Bhutan,” Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 589–592, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. G. Singh, O. P. Singh, and S. Maurya, “Chemical and biocidal investigations on essential oils of some Indian Curcuma species,” Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, vol. 45, no. 1-2, pp. 75–81, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. G. Singh, I. P. S. Kapoor, P. Singh, C. S. de Heluani, M. P. de Lampasona, and C. A. N. Catalan, “Comparative study of chemical composition and antioxidant activity of fresh and dry rhizomes of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.),” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 1026–1031, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. G. R. Vilela, G. S. de Almeida, M. A. B. R. D’Arce et al., “Activity of essential oil and its major compound, 1,8-cineole, from Eucalyptus globulus Labill., against the storage fungi Aspergillus flavus Link and Aspergillus parasiticus Speare,” Journal of Stored Products Research, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 108–111, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  25. S. Burt, “Essential oils: their antibacterial properties and potential applications in foods—a review,” International Journal of Food Microbiology, vol. 94, no. 3, pp. 223–253, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. K. A. Saju, M. N. Venugopal, and M. J. Mathew, “Antifungal and insect-repellent activities of essential oil of turmeric (Curcuma Longa L.),” Current Science, vol. 75, pp. 660–662, 1998. View at Google Scholar
  27. M. S. A. Khan and I. Ahmad, “In vitro antifungal, anti-elastase and anti-keratinase activity of essential oils of Cinnamomum-, Syzygium- and Cymbopogon-species against Aspergillus fumigatus and Trichophyton rubrum,” Phytomedicine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 48–55, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. A. Ultee, M. H. J. Bennik, and R. Moezelaar, “The phenolic hydroxyl group of carvacrol is essential for action against the food-borne pathogen Bacillus cereus,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 1561–1568, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. J. W. Deacon, Fungal Biology, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, 4th edition, 2006.
  30. V. G. de Billerbeck, C. G. Roques, J.-M. Bessière, J.-L. Fonvieille, and R. Dargent, “Effects of Cymbopogon nardus (L.) W. Watson essential oil on the growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger,” Canadian Journal of Microbiology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 9–17, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. G. E.-D. A. Helal, M. M. Sarhan, A. N. K. Abu Shahla, and E. K. Abou El-Khair, “Effects of Cymbopogon citratus L. essential oil on the growth, morphogenesis and aflatoxin production of Aspergillus flavus ML2-strain,” Journal of Basic Microbiology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 5–15, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. N. Sharma and A. Tripathi, “Effects of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck epicarp essential oil on growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger (L.) Van Tieghem,” Microbiological Research, vol. 163, no. 3, pp. 337–344, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. A. Zambonelli, A. Zechini D'Aulerio, A. Bianchi, and A. Albasini, “Effects of essential oils on phytopathogenic fungi in vitro,” Journal of Phytopathology, vol. 144, no. 9-10, pp. 491–494, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. I. Rasooli, M. B. Rezaei, and A. Allameh, “Growth inhibition and morphological alterations of Aspergillus niger by essential oils from Thymus eriocalyx and Thymus x-porlock,” Food Control, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 359–364, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus