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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN: 2320-7817  (Print)



Dr. Santosh Pawar 




Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(2):306-309 |  Available online,July 15, 2016

Screening of Antifungal Activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica and Maduca longifolia against fungal pathogens in Apple fruit



Baviskar RN and Dekate HM


ICLES Motilal Jhunjhunwala College, Sector-9A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai


Received: 05.05.2016   |      Accepted: 10.06.2016   |   Published : 15.07.2016


The present study aims to investigate the effect of some easily available medicinal plants on fungal pathogens. Holarrhena antidysenterica and Maduca longifolia ethanolic extracts was observed at different concentrations ranging between 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000 µg/ml were tested for antifungal activity in vitro on Penicillium expansumAspergillus fumigatus and Alternaria alternata isolated from naturally infected apple fruit. Both plants were collected from different places of Maharshtra and identified. Ethanolic extracts of plants were assessed for antifungal susceptibility using dilition method. Known antifungal agents were used as positive control.  The water extracts used as control and it was observed that the ethanolic extracts concentrations were more effective and showed antifungal activity against the test pathogens. The results reveled that Holarrhena antidysenterica showed 99% mycelial growth inhibition at 3000µg/ml against Penicillium expansum and Aspergillus fumigatus whereas Maduca longifolia showed 100% mycelial growth inhibition at 3000µg/ml against Alternaria alternata. Hence, the plant extracts possess antifungal properties that can be exploited as an ideal treatment for future plant disease management to eliminate fungal spread.


Keywords: Ethanolic extracts, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Maduca longifolia, Post-harvest pathogens.



Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Baviskar RN and Dekate HM  (2016) Screening of Antifungal Activity of Holarrhena antidysen-terica and Maduca longifolia against fungal pathogens in Apple fruit, International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (2): 306-309.



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