Antifungal and Nematicidal Activity of Selected Legumes of Pakistan

Ahmad, S. and Akhtar, M. and Zia-Ul-Haq, M. and Mehajbeen, . and Ahmed, S. (2010) Antifungal and Nematicidal Activity of Selected Legumes of Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot., 42 (2). pp. 1327-1331.

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The antifungal activity of legume seed extracts was tested against 6 fungi, viz., Trichophyton longifusus, Candida albicans, Aspergilus flavus, Microsporum canis, Fusarium solani and Candida glaberata. The extracts showed moderate activity against different fungal strains. Nematicidal activity has also been carried out to evaluate their potential toxicity against juveniles of the rootknot nematode Meloidogyne spp. In vitro results showed that ethanolic extract of these legumes caused appreciable mortality of second stage juveniles of Meloidogyne javanica and Meloidogyne incognita. The concentrations used @ 1% and 0.5% were found more effective and produced significant results as compared to 0.25%, and 0.1%. The mortality rate increased with increasing exposure time for most of the extracts.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agronomy, 3Department of Chemistry, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan-60800, Pakistan
Subjects: Plant Protection > Control Methods
Plant Protection > Pesticides
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Sushil
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2010 09:05
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2010 09:07
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