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Bioantifungal activity of selected medicinal plants extracts against roots rot of fungal disease


Zahari, Rozihawati and Halimoon, Normala and Sajap, Ahmad Said and Ahmad, Mohd Farid and Mohamad Kasim, Mohamad Roslan (2014) Bioantifungal activity of selected medicinal plants extracts against roots rot of fungal disease. Journal of Plant Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 31-36. ISSN 2331-0723; ESSSN: 2331-0731


Root rot disease of fungal such as Ganoderma philippii, Phellinus noxius and Rigidoporus microporus are well known destructive fungus to plant root. The in vitro antifungal screening of selected medicinal plants was studied against the disease. The twelve of Malaysian medicinal plants including the leaves of Aglaia argentea, A. leucophylla, A. grandis, A. odorata, A. odoratissima, A. varrisquama, Alium sativum (bulbs) and Cassia alata, Catharanthus roseus stems and leaves, Derris elliptica leaves and Tinospora baenzigeri stems were extracted using different types of solvents extraction i.e, dichloromethane (DCM), acetone and methanol at the concentration of 20 mg/mL. The extracts were studied for antifungal activities against three species of fungal disease including G. Philippii, P. noxius and R. microporus. The antifungal activities of the extracts were determined by the presence or absence of fungal inhibition zone growth on Potato dextrose agar (PDA). The extracts shows a significant results but varying in their antifungal activities on the selected fungal. The DCM and acetone extracts of C. roseus stems had the highest antifungal activities against R. microporus fungus compared to methanolic extract. On the other hand, acetone extracts of A. argentea leaves also gave the highest antifungal activities against G. philippii compared to other extracts. However, all of the extracts didn’t show any inhibition zone on P. noxius culture. In general, the DCM extracts of C. roseus stems contain the most of bio-antifungal of active compounds against R. microporus of fungal disease.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Science Publishing Group
Keywords: Bio-antifungal activity; Medicinal plants; Root rot; Fungal disease
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 03:42
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 03:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36639
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