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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 669-679
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.081


Antifungal Activity of Plant Extracts against Post-harvest Fungal Pathogens
K. Brunda Devi*, Pindi Pavankumar and B. Bhadraiah
Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad- 500 007, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Extracts of certain plants have been used to control the plant diseases since several years. Here we report in-vitro studies to examine the antifungal activity of aqueous leaf extractsof three plants and neem oil against three post-harvest fungal pathogens viz., Rhizopus arrhizus, Sclerotium rolfsii, Fusarium solani. Among the leaf extracts, Duranta erecta showed maximum antifungal activity against the pathogens, followed by Lasonia inermis, Neem oil, and Cocculus hirsutus. The degree of inhibition increased correspondingly with increasing concentrations of the plant extracts. Percentage of inhibitions was high at 20% concentration than 10% concentration, except S. rolfsii treated with 10% neem oil. Highest growth inhibitions was recorded in S. rolfsii treated with D. erecta.


Keywords: Plant extracts, Biological control, post-harvest fungal pathogenic fungi, Sclerotium rolfsii, Fusarium solani and Rhizopus arrhizus.
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Brunda Devi, K., Pindi Pavankumar and Bhadraiah, B. 2017. Antifungal Activity of Plant Extracts against Post-harvest Fungal Pathogens.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 669-679. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.081