CHARACTERIZATION OF ACTINOMYCETES AGAINST PHYTOPATHOGENIC FUNGI OF GLYCINE MAX (L.)
Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the antifungal activity of actinomycetes.
Methods: The cross-streak plate method and agar well methods were used for the screening of actinomycetes for determination of antifungal activity
of actinomycetes against phytopathogens of the soybean crop.
Results: A total of 80 strains of actinomycetes were isolated from the soils of different habitats of Chambal region, Madhya Pradesh, evaluated for
their ability to inhibit plant pathogens, i.e., Macrophomina phaseolina, Fusarium oxysporum, Colletotrichum truncatum, and Rhizoctonia solani in vitro.
Entire isolates were screened for their antifungal activity by agar well method against phytopathogenic fungi. After screening, out of these, only one
actinomycetae ACITM-1 showed antifungal activity against M. phaseolina, F. oxysporum, R. solani, and C. truncatum.
Conclusion: This study proves that actinomycetes isolated from soil have good antifungal activity against the fungal pathogens of the soybean crop.
Keywords: Antifungal activity, Saprophytic, Phytopathogens, Soybean, Metabolite.
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