Commercial essential oils: sustainable alternatives in the agri-food industry

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Commercial essential oils: sustainable alternatives in the agri-food industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Blázquez Ferrer, María Amparo
dc.contributor.author Ibáñez Jaime, María Dolores
dc.contributor.other Departament de Farmacologia es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-29T11:05:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-30T05:45:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019 es_ES
dc.date.submitted 09-12-2019 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/72358
dc.description.abstract Essential oils have enjoyed great popularity from ancient times to today due to agreeable scent and widely known beneficial properties. As a result, nowadays they have become valuable natural ingredients in perfume and cosmetics, food and beverages, agricultural, pharmaceutical and other industries for employment in human health, agriculture and environment, representing potentially safer and more sustainable alternatives to synthetic substances. This Doctoral Thesis has been developed with the aim of corroborating that essential oils are safer and more sustainable alternatives to synthetic products used in the agri-food industry, and consequently promoting their use as “bio” products to maintain and improve the quality of crops and food, as well as human health and environment. It includes a compendium of scientific articles published in scientific journals indexed in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and/or Scimago Journal Rank (SJR), positioned mainly in the first and second quartile, as well as other scientific articles indexed in different databases. It consists of a global summary with the main objectives, results and conclusions, followed by eight chapters that include the publications of this Doctoral Thesis. They are distributed on the one hand, in a section with the three articles published in the first quartile of SJR (Chapters 1-3), a second section (Chapters 4-7) with the other four accepted publications and a final chapter (unpublished data) with a comparative study about the phytotoxic effects of the commercial essential oils on food crops. Chapter 1 corroborates the previous in vitro phytotoxic activity of winter savory and peppermint essential oils by means of in vivo assays using a commercial emulsifiable concentrate including these essential oils, representing these products as a natural and environmental-friendly alternative to synthetic herbicides. Chapter 2 shows that turmeric essential oil represents a promising alternative in the control of both the invasive species Cortaderia selloana and weeds invading cucumber crops. Chapter 3 assigns lavender essential oil as an effective pre-emergent treatment for the control of Lolium multiflorum in cucumber crops. Chapter 4 specifies the differences in the chemical composition and phytotoxic activity between oregano, marjoram and Thymus mastichina essential oils, and the need to include information about their main compounds to standardize their activity. Chapter 5 demonstrates that tea tree and wintergreen essential oils can be useful in the control of the invasive species C. selloana and N. glauca, especially against the former that showed higher sensitivity to these essential oils. Chapter 6 details the phytotoxic activity of rosemary and basil essential oils with remarkable inhibition of the seedling length of weeds tested. Chapter 7 reports the post-emergent herbicidal effect of Eucalyptus globulus against Echinochloa crus-galli. Chapter 8 searches for the possible side effects derived from the application of bioherbicides on food crops. es_ES
dc.format.extent 377 p. es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.subject essential oils es_ES
dc.subject agri-food industry es_ES
dc.subject gas chromatography-mass spectrometry es_ES
dc.subject weed es_ES
dc.subject invasive species es_ES
dc.subject food crops es_ES
dc.subject phytotoxicity es_ES
dc.subject antimicrobial activity es_ES
dc.subject antioxidant activity es_ES
dc.subject microcrystalline cellulose es_ES
dc.subject extrusion es_ES
dc.title Commercial essential oils: sustainable alternatives in the agri-food industry es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis es_ES
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS ::Farmacología ::Farmacognosia es_ES
dc.embargo.terms 0 days es_ES


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