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polypharmacology of eugenol against Rhizoctonia solani

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Rice sheath blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani is a devastating disease of rice in China. However, indiscriminate use of chemical fungicides applied to control the disease raise major environmental and food safety issues. Ecofriendly biocontrol alternatives are urgently needed. Eugenol, one of the main ingredients in Syzygium aromaticum, has attracted much attention owing to its antifungal properties. However, its mode of action is still not clear. Herein, the antifungal activity and mode of action of eugenol against R. solani were investigated.


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This page is a summary of: Unraveling the polypharmacology of a natural antifungal product, eugenol, against Rhizoctonia solani, Pest Management Science, April 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/ps.6400.
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