Journal of
Yeast and Fungal Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Yeast Fungal Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2413
  • DOI: 10.5897/JYFR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 125

Full Length Research Paper

Antifungal activity of extracts obtained from actinomycetes

Harpreet Sharma and Leena Parihar*
Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144402 Punjab, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 October 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010

Abstract

In the present investigation an attempt has been done on isolation of actinomycetes from the soil, extracting the antifungal compounds from these isolated actinomycetes and then testing the extract against the growth of Alternaria sps, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Fusarium sps, and Rhizopus stolonifer. During the investigation it was found that nearly all the extracts were effective against the test fungi and the mycelial growth of fungi is inversely proportional to the concentration of extract.

 

Key words: Antifungal activity, actinomycetes extracts, plant pathogenic fungi.