HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 28 no. 2 (2003)

Effects of methanol extracts from Ophiopogon japonicus on rice blast fungus

D. Lin | E. Tsuzuki | Y. Sugimoto | M. Matsuo

Discipline: Biology, Agriculture



Previous studies showed that dwarf lilyturf (Ophiopogon japonicus Ker-Gawl.) (Izawa 1967, ishima 1963) contains allelopathic chemicals, which inhibited the germination and initial growth of three weeds — barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crusgalli L.), monochoria (Monochoria vaginalis Presl), and small flower umbrella (Cyperus difformis L.) (Lin 2001). This study determined whether methanol extracts of dwarf lilyturf have inhibitory effects on rice blast fungus Pyricularia grisea.