Antifungal activity of some common weed extracts against phytopathogenic fungi Alternaria spp.

Pal, Gaurav Kumar and Kumar, Brijesh and Shahi, SK (2013) Antifungal activity of some common weed extracts against phytopathogenic fungi Alternaria spp. International journal of universal pharmacy and life sciences, 3 (2). pp. 6-14. ISSN 2249-6793

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    Herbal fungicides are mostly using to control plant disease of fungi because of their ecofriendly nature and their cost effectiveness. The present investigation focuses on the antifungal activity of solvent based extracts extracted from some common weeds Achyranthes aspera, Parthenium hysterophorus, Cannabis sativa, Calotropis gigantean, Chenopodium album, Canada thistle, Phalaris minor, Cynoden dactylon, Argemone maxicana, Ageratum conyzoides, and Lantana camera were screened against seed-borne phytopathogenic fungus Alternaria SPP. by modified food poison method. The acetone, methanol, benzene, ethyl acetate and chloroform extracts of different parts of plants were evaluated for this study; the antifungal activity was more effect in extracts of Ageratum conyzoides and Parthenium hysterophorus, against phytopathogenic fungus Alternaria SPP. The present study suggests that chloroform and methnol extracts of Ageratum conyzoides and methanol extract of Parthenium hysterophorus, can form the basis for the development of novel broad spectrum herbal fungicidal formulations. We conclude from this that these extracts exhibit amazing fungicidal properties that support the notion that plant extracts may be used as herbal fungicides.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
    S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Postgraduate Program > Master Program
    Depositing User: Mr. Gaurav Kumar Pal
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 00:37
    Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 00:37

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