BIOFUNGICIDAL OR BIOCONTROL ACTIVITY OF LANTANA CAMARA AGAINST PHYTOPATHOGENIC ALTERNARIA ALTERNATAAbstract
The leaf extracts of Lantana camara in different organic solvents (methanol, acetone, ethanol and aqueous) were assessed in-vitro for fungitoxic activity against phytopathogenic Alternaria alternata isolated from potato (Solanum tuberosum) and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). The assessment of fungitoxicity was carried out by food poison technique1 using four different extracts at 200 mg/ml and their activity was recorded as radial growth and percentage inhibition. Among the four extracts, ethanol and acetone extracts showed complete inhibition of growth of fungus; while methanol extract showed 50% inhibition and aqueous extract did not produce any inhibition of fungus. Findings from present study confirmed that ethanol and acetone extract of Lantana camara can be used as biofungicide to control this phytopathogenic fungus.
Padma Singh and *Deepika Srivastava
Department of Microbiology, Kanya Gurukul Girl’s Campus, Gurukul Kangri University, jwalapur, Haridwar-249407, Uttarakhand, India
13 August, 2012
17 September, 2012
24 November, 2012
01 December, 2012