Amaranthus hybridus L. is known to have highly rich nutritional properties, having high content of protein, calcium, folic acid and vitamin C. Therefore, it is considered as an agriculturally efficient crop. Because of its impressive nutritional and agricultural properties Amaranthus was included as one of the 36 most potential crops by World Health Organization in 1975 (Bhattacharjee, 2007). Altemariaalternata was isolated as a dominant fungal pathogen from its leaves, damaging the crop to a greater extent. The leaves extracts of four angiospermic plants, viz., Cassiafistula, Annona squamosa, Bauhinia variegala and Aegle marmelos were tested in vitro against A. alternata in both semisolid & broth media. Annona squamosa extract was found to be the most effective in inhibiting the mycelial growth of A. alternata, whereas Cassiafistula extract was least effective amongst the selected angiospennic sources.
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Sharma, Diwan and Kohli (2016). Evaluation of Angiospermic Sources against Alternariaalternata isolated from Amaranthushybridus L-a popular Leafy Diet of Chhattisgarh. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(2), pp.23-28.