Dr. Poonam Paliwal
The purpose of the present research paper was to determine the presence of bioactive phytochemicals and its antifungal activity of aqueous crude extracts of Hydrogonium arcuatum (Griff.) Wijk. Marg. and Hydrogonium consanguineum (Thwait. & Mitt.) Hilp. against fungus Alternaria solani. Phytochemical screening of crude extracts of both the plants revealed the presence of Flavonoids, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and sterols. Antifungal study showed to reduce colony diameter with increasing concentration of aqueous crude extracts from 10 to 100 per cent. H. consanguineum extract was more potent than H. arcuatum to inhibit the fungal growth. Further this study also suggested that the presence of naturally occurring compounds in both the plants can be used treat various phytopathogenic fungal diseases.
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