Phytochemistry Reviews

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 371–390

Nematicidal activity of essential oils: a review

  • Maria Fe Andrés
  • Azucena González-Coloma
  • Jesus Sanz
  • Jesus Burillo
  • Paula Sainz
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11101-012-9263-3

Cite this article as:
Andrés, M.F., González-Coloma, A., Sanz, J. et al. Phytochem Rev (2012) 11: 371. doi:10.1007/s11101-012-9263-3

Abstract

Plant parasitic nematodes are the most destructive group of plant pathogens worldwide and their control is extremely challenging. Plant Essential oils (EOs) and their constituents have a great potential in nematode control since they can be developed for use as nematicides themselves or can serve as model compounds for the development of derivatives with enhanced activity. This study reviews the plant EOs evaluated as potential nematicides and their toxic effects against pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) and root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.). Additionally, the nematicidal activity to M. javanica of several EOs from Spanish aromatic plants and their components is described.

Keywords

Essential oilsNematicidal activityRoot-knot nematodesMeloidogynePinewood nematodeBursaphelenchus xylophilusHyssopus officinalisLippia albaMentha arvensisM. longifoliaM. piperitaM. rotundifoliaM. spicataSatureja montanaThymus mastichinaT. vulgarisT. zygis

Abbreviations

EOs

Essentials oils

J2

Second-stage juveniles of Meloidogyne spp

GC-MS

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

GABA

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

AChE

Acetylcholinesterase

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Fe Andrés
    • 1
  • Azucena González-Coloma
    • 1
  • Jesus Sanz
    • 2
  • Jesus Burillo
    • 3
  • Paula Sainz
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, CSICMadridSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Química Orgánica, CSICMadridSpain
  3. 3.Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de AragónZaragozaSpain