Antifungal activity of some plant extracts against important seed borne pathogens of Aspergillus sp.

Satish, S. and Mohana, D. C. and Ranhavendra, M. P. and Raveesha, K. A. (2007) Antifungal activity of some plant extracts against important seed borne pathogens of Aspergillus sp. An International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 3 (1). pp. 109-119.

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Aqueous extract of fifty-two plants from different families were tested for their antifungal potential against eight important species of Aspergillus such as A. candidus, A. columnaris, A. flavipes, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, A. ochraceus, and A. tamarii which isolated from sorghum, maize and paddy seed samples. The test fungi were mainly associated with seed biodeterioration during storage. Among fifty-two plants tested, aqueous extract of Acacia nilotica, Achras zapota, Datura stramonium, Emblica officinalis, Eucalyptus globules, Lawsonia inermis, Mimusops elengi, Peltophorum pterocarpum, Polyalthia longifolia, Prosopis juliflora, Punica granatum and Sygigium cumini have recorded significant antifungal activity against one or the other Aspergillus species tested. A. flavus recorded high susceptibility and hence solvent extracts viz., petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, methanol and ethanol extracts of all the twelve plants were tested for their antifungal activity against it. Among the solvent extracts tested, methanol gave more effective than ethanol, chloroform,benzene and petroleum ether, except for Polyalthia longifolia, where petroleum ether extract recorded highly significant antifungal activity than other solvent extracts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Botany
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Botany
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 05:58
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 05:58

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