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Studies on Antimicrobial activity of Medicinal plants against Seed-borne Pathogenic Fungi

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Dist. Latur MS, India
  • 2Department of Environmental Science, Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Dist. Latur MS, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 54-56, June,10 (2016)

Abstract

Many medicinal plants used for several years to control the plant diseases. Various medicinal plants are found promising against several seed borne fungi. In vitro studies were done by agar well method to evaluate antifungal activity of plant extracts. Six different plants were used to study antifungal activity against five different seed borne pathogenic fungi like Rhizopus stolonifer, Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger and Fusarium oxysporium among these six medicinal plants four plants showed antifungal activity. Azadirachta indica showed highest activity and Capsium annum showed least activity against seed borne pathogenic fungi in vitro. From above result it is clear that these medicinal plants were used as antifungal agent for management of seed borne diseases.

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