SAPONIN: A NEW PROMISING PLANT COMPOUND TO CONTROL PLANT PATHOGENSAalaa K. Hassan and Nawres A. S. Al-Kuwaiti
Saponin extracted from quinoa plant Chenopodium quinoa Wild has been used to control plant pathogens.Most data published showed that saponin compounds were effective to control plant pathogen when treating soil or seeds. Saponins has been reported to inhibit pathogenic fungus growth, decrease infectivity percent and disease severity and significantly increase plant wet and dry weight with or without infection. Saponin extracted from quinoa seeds decreased seed decay and damping off diseases caused by fungal infection.Alcoholic extracted saponin was of high efficacy to control plant diseases compared to water extracted saponin. Due to antimicrobial activity alongside plant growth promotion property, saponine can be used to produce eco-friendly pesticides to control plant diseases.
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