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Molecular Biology: Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9547

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Effect of Plant Extracts on Seed Borne Mycoflora in Zea mays L.

Abstract

Balasaheb Neel, Janardhan Nehul and Amol Chandrakant Vikhe*

Aqueous extract of leaves of Azadirachta indica Juss., Datura metal L., Parthenium hysterophorous L., Vitex negundo L., were evaluated for the control of fungi on seeds of maize (Zea mays L.). The seeds were soaked in 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% for 48 hours. All the plant extract had significant inhibitory growth effect on the fungal pathogen. Extract of Azadirachta indica Juss., Datura metal L., Parthenium hysterophorous L. and Vitex negundo L was recorded inhibitory to all recorded fungi at 75% and 100% concentration. Azadirachta indica Juss., Datura metal L and Vitex negundo was more effective than Parthenium hysterophorous plant extract and compared to control of the pathogen. 

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