Science Journal of Biotechnology. Volume 2012, Article ID sjbt-175, 3 Pages, 2012. doi: 10.7237/sjbt/175
ISSN: 2276-6375

© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


In Vitro Inhibition of Botrytis Cinerea - Causative Agent for Grey Mold by Crude Extracts of Basidiomycetes Fungi

1John Onyango Adongo, 1Alice, W. Njue, 1čJosiah O. Omolo,1Peter K. Cheplogoi,2Dan O. Otaye

1Chemistry Department, Egerton University,
P. O. Box 536, 20115-Egerton, Kenya.

2Biological Sciences Department, Egerton University,
P. O. Box 536, 20115-Egerton, Kenya.

Accepted 11 July 2012; Available Online 20 July, 2012.

doi: 10.7237/sjbt/175


Botrytis cinerea causes heavy economic losses to over 200 crop species world-wide and is one of the most difficult pathogen to control known to man. On-going In vitro antifungal screening has shown that acetone crude extracts obtained from fermented cultures of certain Basidiomycete fungal strains are able to inhibit the necrotrophic grey mold fungus B. cinerea. Crude extracts were prepared from sterile submerged liquid nutrient media where growth conditions were set to trigger production of the secondary metabolites. The antifungal testing of the crude extracts was done using agar diffusion assay technique.

Botrytis cinerea, grey mold, basidiomycetes, fermented cultures.