Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 2

In vitro Antifungal Activity of Plagiochasma appendiculatum Against Alternaria solani

G.S. Deora* and Narendra S. Jain

Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany, B.N. (P.G.) College, Udaipur - 313 001, India.

Received on 12 June 2008 and accepted on 02 July 2008



In vitro study to screen the antifungal activity of liverwort Plagiochasma appendiculatum against Alternaria solani was conducted by using different concentrations of crude aqueous extract. Results based on colony diameter and fresh weight revealed that lower concentrations of plant extract were less effective but higher concentrations were found to be much potent in inhibiting fungal growth both vegetative and reproductive phase.

Keywords : Plagiochasma appendiculatum, Alternaria solani, Antifungal activity.