Potato Research

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 461–467 | Cite as

Inhibition of growth ofErwinia carotovora in vitro by phenolics

  • G. D. Lyon
  • F. M. McGill


The phenolic acids caffeic, cinnamic, ferulic, salicylic, sinapic, and vanillic, together with scopoletin and coniferyl alcohol, at concentrations of ≤1 mg/ml, variously inhibited growth ofErwinia carotovora in Nutrient Broth buffered to pH 6 by 0.2 M phosphate buffer. Chlorogenic acid at 1 mg/ml did not inhibit growth but it did so in agar diffusion bioassays at high concentrations (3–10 mg/well) probably by lowering of the pH of the agar.

Additional keywords

caffeic acid chlorogenic acid cinnamic acid coniferyl alcohol ferulic acid salicylic acid sinapic acid scopoletin vanillic acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. D. Lyon
    • 1
  • F. M. McGill
    • 1
  1. 1.Scottish Crop Research InstituteDundeeScotland

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