Sajad Ahmad Mir*, Abid Hussain Qureshi
Research scholar, Mycological research lab, Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur M.P., 482001 India.
Sajad Ahmad Mir
Mycological Research Lab,
Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, M.P., India 482001.
Objective: The main aim of this research paper is to determine the antifungal activity of zingiber rhizome extract against some isolated fungi from solanaceous vegetables. Materials and methods: The ginger oil, extracted by hydrodistillation unit, to inhibit fungal growth isolated from solanaceous vegetables was studied. The oil was used at different concentrations 5%, 10%, 20% against plant pathogenic fungi viz, Fusarium oxysporum, Alternaria alternata and Aspergillus flavus. Each experiment was done in triplicates so as to get the desired result. Results and conclusion: Highest inhibition was seen against Aspergillus flavus followed by Fusarium oxysporum and Alternaria alternata. The major chemical compounds that were extracted through GC-MS analysis were, 1, 8-cineol 27%.Other hydrocarbons were α- seliene α- pinene, ar- curcumene, Camphor α- farnesene, Tricyclene . The main oxygenated compounds were Neral, Elemol, Geranial 2.8, Nerolidol, Zingiberenol and Octanel.
Keywords: Zingiber oil, antifungal activity, solanaceous vegetables