Year: 2019, Issue: June

Antifungal activity of Peristrophe paniculata against Colletotrichum capsici.
Author:
Uma Chaurasiya and Sapan Patel
Keyword:
Anthracnose, Colletotrichum capsici, Peristrophe paniculata
Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) has diverse application ranging from kitchen to industries for various purpose. Chilli plant is highly susceptible toward the various pathogen and fungi as C.capsici, is prominent among them. The control of C.capsici demand higher concentration of fungicides and its residue lead to deterioration of soil quality. Hence, there is immediate need of green method which can control C.capsici with zero side effects. Further, an investigation was conducted to inhibit the growth of C.capsici through the plant extract of P.paniculata. Stem, leaf and inflorescence extracts of P.paniculata was screened against C.capsici. Results showed that ethanolic leaf extract was found more effective to inhibit the fungal growth in comparison to stem and inflorescence. Aqueous extract of stem and inflorescence expressed slightly growth inhibition activity of fungus whereas aqueous leaf extract was not inhibited fungal growth. It can be concluded from the current investigation that P.paniculata control the C.capsici growth and used as a sustainable method of anthracnose disease.

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