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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2014)

Determination of antifungal and phytotoxic activities of three different fractions of Lonicera quinquelocularis (Translucent Honeysuckle) plant

Author(s): Shahnoor, DilFaraz Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Rahmat Ali Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan, Shafiullah Khan
Abstract: Fungi are the cause of many human and plants diseases and also the main cause of reduction in crops yields. Synthetic antifungal drugs have several drawbacks which limited their scope and achievements. Antifungal agents from natural sources such as plants have proved to be most advantageous. The present study was designed to evaluate the antifungal and phototoxic activities of three different fractions i.e. ethanol, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracted from Lonicera quinquelocularis. The results were compared with terbinafine (positive control) and DMSO (negative control). The chloroform fraction extract of Lonicera quinquelocularis showed relatively high activity 35.5% against Aspergillus niger and low activity 25% against Aspergillus flavus, Ethanolic fraction of Lonicera quinquelocularis showed 25% against Aspergillus niger and 50% against Aspergillus flavus and ethyl acetate crude extract of Lonicera quinquelocularis showed 41.2% against Aspergillus niger and 22.5% against Aspergillus flavus. The result of phytotoxic revealed that the different fraction of Lonicera quinquelocularis significantly inhibited shoot growth of wheat compared to control after 3rd and 7th days measurement. The data obtained from this experimental work revealed that all the three fractions isolated from Lonicera quinquelocularis possess antifungal and phytotoxic properties.
Pages: 167-172  |  1017 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shahnoor, DilFaraz Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Rahmat Ali Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan, Shafiullah Khan. Determination of antifungal and phytotoxic activities of three different fractions of Lonicera quinquelocularis (Translucent Honeysuckle) plant. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;2(6):167-172.
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