Antiviral Activity оf Plant Extract From Tanacetum Vulgare Against Cucumber Mosaic Virus And Potato Virus Y

  • Nikolay Manchev Petrov

Abstract

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and Potato virus Y (PVY) has been described as top five important viruses infecting vegetable species worldwide. They cause severe damages of the fruits and cultivated plants. There is currently no available effective pesticide to control these viral diseases. Higher plants contain a wide spectrum of secondary metabolites such as phenolics, flavonoids, quinones, tannins, essential oils, alkaloids, saponins, sterols and others. Extracts preparated from different plants have been reported to have a variaty of properties including antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties against pathogens. Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy) is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. It has many horticultural and pharmacological qualities. T. vulgare is principally used in traditional Asian and North African medicine as an antihelminthic, antispasmolic, stimulant to abdominal viscera, tonic, antidiabetic, diuretic and is antihypertensive. In our research we established antiviral effect of mathanol extract from T. vulgare against CMV and PVY in tomato plants.

Published
2016-09-19
Section
Cellular and Molecular Biology