Phytochemistry Reviews

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 371–390 | Cite as

Nematicidal activity of essential oils: a review

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

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 oils Nematicidal activity Root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne Pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Hyssopus officinalis Lippia alba Mentha arvensis M. longifolia M. piperita M. rotundifolia M. spicata Satureja montana Thymus mastichina T. vulgaris T. 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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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

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