Antifungal potential of Parthenium hysterophorus and Catharanthus roseus against Aspergillus sp., Candida sp. and Penicillium sp. of aquarium fish

Authors(2) :-Vishad V. Waghmare, Dr. Abhay. J. Khandagle

Different type of fungi affects the health of plants and living organisms. Sometimes even in aquarium, fishes get infected with fungal infection due to aquarium conditions or other factors. In severe conditions these infections may be fatal for the fishes. So to prevent such infections fishes get treated with conventional chemicals available in market. We have an excellent substitute to avoid this use of conventional chemicals in aquariums through plants. Number of bioactive molecules, making them an affluent source of variants of medicines. In this study, in-vitro antifungal activity of crude leaves extract of medicinal plants Parthenium hysterophorus and Catharanthus roseuswas evaluated against Candida sp, Penicillium sp, Aspergillus sp which isolated from infected aquarium fish. The solvents used are Ethanol, Methanol, acetone and Chloroform. “The disc diffusion method used to assay the antifungal activity.” The Antifungal activity exhibited by cold ethanol extracts and chloroform extracts (leaves) has shown prominent results, also these extracts can be utilized as an option for the antifungal conventional chemicals available in market. These extracts are also ecofriendly, which can help in maintaining good aquarium conditions.

Authors and Affiliations

Vishad V. Waghmare
Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Prof. Ramkrishna More, Arts, commerce and science college, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Abhay. J. Khandagle
Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Prof. Ramkrishna More, Arts, commerce and science college, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Parthenium hysterophorus, Catharanthus roseus, Antifungal activity,Candida sp, Penicillium sp, Aspergillus sp.

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Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 91-97
Manuscript Number : IJSRST185119
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Vishad V. Waghmare, Dr. Abhay. J. Khandagle, " Antifungal potential of Parthenium hysterophorus and Catharanthus roseus against Aspergillus sp., Candida sp. and Penicillium sp. of aquarium fish, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.91-97, January-February-2018. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST185119
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