African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Review

Trichoderma- a potential and effective bio fungicide and alternative source against notable phytopathogens: A review

Mukesh Srivastava, Vipul Kumar, Mohammad Shahid, Sonika Pandey and Anuradha Singh
Biocontrol Laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, CSA University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur-208002, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 31 January 2015
  •  Accepted: 20 August 2015
  •  Published: 04 February 2016

Abstract

Trichoderma, is a useful, filamentous fungi and they are cosmopolitan in nature which have attracted the attention because of their multi prong action against various plant pathogens. There are several biocontrol mechanism employed by Trichoderma against plant pathogens, these include release of hydrolytic enzymes that degrade cell wall of phytopathogenic fungi, competition for nutrients, parasitism, and antibiotics. Trichoderma spp. generally grows in its natural habitat on plant root surface and therefore it controls root diseases in particular.

 

Key words: Trichoderma, anatagonism, phytopathogens.