Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 4 No. 2

Mycotoxic Effect of Plants Against Collletotrichum capsici the Pathogen of Anthracnose of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)

Sahera Nasreen* and Zafar S. Khan

Department of Botany, Government Institute of Science, Nipatniranjan nagar, Caves Road, Aurangabad- 431 004, India.

Received on 06 January 2010 and accepted on 28 February 2010



Aqueous extract of 13 plants were evaluated for their antifungal activity against Colletotrichum capsici. All extracts showed antifungal activity at varying degree from 50.00 to 77.33 percent. Among them, Tridax procumbens (77.33%) exhibited highest percent inhibition of mycelial growth of C. capsici, followed by Hyptis sauveolens (71.00 %). All extracts showed more inhibition of mycelial growth as compared to fungicide Dithane M-45.

Keywords : Antifungal activity, aqueous extract, Colletotrichum capsici and Tridax procumbens.