Antifungal activity of aloevera extracts on the soil borne fungi
Nupur Bahatnagar, Ruby Grover
The ethylacetate and methanol extracts of Aloevera gel were used to analyze for their antifungal activity over soil borne fungi by using colony counting procedure. The study suggests that antifungal activity of Aloevera gel extract showed effective results to reduce fungal growth and it could be useful in future for fungal infected disease. The biochemical components starch, cellulose, lipase hydrolysis and protein content analysis test of the isolated fungi species was also determined. The results showed that to starch hydrolysis test R. mucilaginosa observed no halo zone while A. nidulans observed halo zone around the fungi. In cellulose hydrolysis test A.nidulans showed halo zone and R.mucilaginosa showed no halo zone. In lipase hydrolysis tests both A.nidulans and R. mucilaginosa showed positive result and formed halo zone. The protein content analyses were determined by Lowry method. In the present results A.nidulans showed maximum range of protein content (0.190) as compare to R.mucilaginosa (0.151).