ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 74 Number 3
Antimicrobial activity of plant decoctions against Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri on detached citrus leaves
Decoctions of Acacia nilotica, A. modesta, Dalbergia sissoo, Azadirachta indica, and Cinnamomum zeylanicum were tested for growth inhibition against Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri strains XC-93, XC-107, XC-109, XC-113, and XC-121. Acacia nilotica showed a high level of inhibition with all strains. Most of the plant extracts tested, significantly (P < 0.05) reduced the number of lesions on detached leaves of citrus compared to a control.
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity; Plant decoctions; Xanthomonas campestri s pv. citri; Citrus leaves