• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 4, Pages: 87-90

Original Article

Antifungal activity of selected plant extracts against phytopathogenic fungi Aspergillus niger F2723


In this present study forty nine different plants used in traditional Indian medicine were examined against Aspergillus niger using agar well diffusion method. The methanolic extracts of 43 plants exhibited varying degrees of inhibition activity against the fungi. Among the forty nine plants studied 86% of the plants had antifungal activity while the remaining 14% had no antifungal activity. The extract from Grewia arborea showed maximum activity. Emblica officinales, Heldigordia populipolia, Hyptis sueolences, Moringa heterophylla, Strychnos nuxvomica and Vitex negundo did not exhibit antifungal activity at the condition studied.

Keywords: Aspergillus niger, Antifungal, medicinal plants 


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