Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. Special Edition Nov. 2015

Antifungal Activity of Zataria multiflora against Some Plant Pathogenic Fungi

Hesamedin Ramezani1*, Mohammad Abdollahi2 and Rasool Rezaei2

1Department of Agriculture, Payame Noor University, POBox. 193595-3697, Tehran, Iran 2Plant Protection Department, College of Agriculture, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran.

Received on 01 October 2015 and accepted on 15 November 2015

 

ABSTRACT

The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the efficacy of leaves aqueous extract of Zataria multiflora against some important plant pathogenic fungi viz., Alternaria alternate, Penicillium expansum, P. javanicum and P. italicum under laboratory conditions. The leaves aqueous extract revealed maximum antifungal activities at its 10 per cent concentration. The activity of extract was found increasing with increasing concentration and at highest (10 per cent) it was on par with lowest one.

Keywords : Antifungal efficacy, Plant pathogenic fungi, Radial growth, Zataria multiflora.