ShealS project aimed to create a natural fungicide based on algae extracts to control Phytophthora cinnamomi, a microorganism that does not react to any commercially available fungicide and is included in the list of the 100 most harmful phytopathogens worldwide. As marine macro algae increase the defence of plants against pathogens, three marine macro algae extracts were used to test an inhibitory effect against what is known as ink-disease. Corallina sp. inhibited fungal growth by 63%, which is a promising result regarding P. cinnamomi-Macro algae interaction pathways.


Gabriel Silva Silva

Eduardo Teixeira Rocha Nogueira

Francisca Santos Martins