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Table 2 Effectiveness of different solvents in extracting inhibitory substances from freeze-dried powder of liquid culture of Eupenicillium brefeldianum against germination of Alternaria brassicicola conidia

From: Characterization of a fungicidal substance produced by Eupenicillium brefeldianum isolated from soil for plant disease control and its significance in nature

  Germination (%)a
  Extract Control
Solvent 4 h 24 h 4 h
Water 2 67 100
Ethanol 0 79 99
Methanol 0 20 100
Acetone 89   99
Ethyl acetate 96   99
Ether 89   91
Chloroform 97   96
Water (control) 97   
  1. aSpore suspension mixed with the same amount of extract was incubated at 28°C. Data were means of three replicates.