ISOLATATION OF FUNGI FROM ENICOSTEMMA AXILLARE (LAM.) A.RAYNAL

Dr. Anil N. Korpenwar , Mrs. Deepmala A.Gaikwad

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Enicostemma axillare (Lam.) A. Raynal.  is commonly known as Katvinaye. The leaves used as a raw material for the preparation of some important drugs for curing various human diseases. Unscientific methods of storage causing fungal contamination .The fungal contamination affects on the chemical composition of raw materials and thereby decreases potency of drugs. Regarding the above fact the present study was conducted that the maximum  21 fungal species viz. Alternaria alternate, A. solani, Aspergillus flavus, A. niger, A. fumigat , A. nidulance, A. terreus, A. ustus,Curvularia lunata, Colletotrichum sp., Cladosporium sp., Drechslera sp.,Fusarium oxysporum, F. equiseti, Helminthosporium sp., Mucor globsus, Phoma .sp, Penicillium notatum, P. citrinum, Rhizopus stolonifer, Trichoderma viride were isolated from six months old authentic stored leaf sample and 12 from fresh fruit sample on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) method as compared with Czapek Dox Agar (CZA) medium and Moist Blotter method.

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Enicostemma axillare, Isolation, Fungi

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