The in vitro antifungal effect of the essential oil of Citrus medica L. on storage fungi of Arachis hypogea L. stored for 6 months was evaluated using the disc diffusion agar method. The oil exhibited a wide spectrum of fungitoxicity, inhibiting all 14 fungus species tested. Thus, the oil can be exploited as a fumigant against storage fungi for the preservation of stored legume seeds due to its wide range of activity, non-phytotoxicity, and long-term persistence of fungitoxicity.
ESSIEN, EMMANUEL PETER; ESSIEN, JOSEPH PETER; ITA, BASIL NSE; and EBONG, GODWIN ASUKWO (2008) "Physicochemical Properties and Fungitoxicity of the Essential Oil of Citrus medica L. against Groundnut Storage Fungi," Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 32: No. 2, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol32/iss2/7