Antifungal Activity of Fruit Extracts of Different Water Chestnut Varieties
Keywords:antifungal activity; fruit extract; inhibition zone; solvents
The antifungal activity of three varieties (red, green and wild) of water chestnut fruit extracts was studied against a number of fungal species. A strong antifungal activity of ethanol and petroleum extract was found against the treated fungi resulting remarkable inhibition zone in comparison to both Dithane-M45 fungicide and control. It has also been evident that wild variety of water chestnut was comparatively more efficient in respect to antifungal activity compared to the red and green variety of the same plant.
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