Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 10, Issue 3, 2008; Page No.(577-579)

ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF CERTAIN PLANTS ON WET CLOTHES

A.N. SMRITHI AND S.PARVATHI

Abstract

During rainy seas,n, when clothes are not properly dried they develop spots. In clothes the spots appear as black or greenish black i n colour and these spots or mildews were cultured and microscopically examined. It was identified fungi, viz. Aspergillus niger, sp and Mucor sp. Antifungal activity of Azadirachta indica, Eucalypths globulus and Nicotiana tabaccum were screened. The antifungal activity was graded based on the zone of inhibition. Among the plants selected petroleum ether extract of A. indica exhibited the maximum growth inhibition, followed by E. globulus and N. tabacum.

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