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In-vivo Testing of Plant Extracts against Seed borne Pathogens

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of botany, Yeshwant mahavidyalaya, Nanded, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 1, Issue (6), Pages 1-4, October,10 (2012)


Seed as a biological entity and a basic agricultural input, is the end product of plant growth by which plant life is regenerated Plant disease causing pathogens are mostly seed borne and seed transmitted. Seed borne pathogens cause diseases of seed, seedling, and adult plants at various growth stages. Seeds are treated by various means to get rid of such pathogens, physical, chemical, and biological methods are available for treatment. Biological method need preference since plant metabolites and plant based pesticides appear to be one of the better alternatives as they are known to have minimal environmental impact and danger to consumers in contrast to synthetic pesticides. Present paper deals with effectiveness of the plant products against the pathogens. The preliminary screening of a large number of plants is done by in vitro method and the promising ones are tested in vivo.


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