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Hydrochlorothiazide has been utilized clinically for the past half-century, which is popularly known as a “water pill” as it produces increased urine output. The advancement of bioanalytical methods brought a dynamic field with exciting opportunities for future research. The current review emphasis the bioanalytical methods employed for the quantitative estimation of Hydrochlorothiazide as monotherapy and its popularly used combinational medications available from 1956 to till date. A fixed dose of 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide with 43 combinational medications is currently available in the market and these combinations are widely employed in the treatment of hypertensive people; those whose blood pressure does not respond effectively to monotherapy of hydrochlorothiazide and also for the treatment of edema (excess fluid in the body) caused by illness such as heart failure, liver problems, and renal disease. It has been convincingly demonstrated that the combination of any two antihypertensive medications belonging to different groups of the same category, significantly lowers blood pressure, in comparison with the effect produced by increasing the dose of a single medicament. Among the various analytical techniques employed for the estimation of Hydrochlorothiazide, the review portrays that hyphenated technique, in specific liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectroscopy was widely employed. The validation parameters namely linearity, LOD, LOQ for individual drug and their combinations, were successfully calibrated. The effectiveness of analytical approaches was evaluated and enhanced for chemical factors. The involvement of green chemistry in the optimized methods for the evaluation of Hydrochlorothiazide for the future development, are suggested.

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Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Authors:
S. Mathiyazhagan
,
K. Kavitha
,
G. Chandrasekar
,
S. Nakkeeran
,
K. Manian
,
A. S. Krishnamoorthy
,
A. Sankaralingam
, and
W. G. D. Fernando

The commercial cultivation of Phyllanthus amarus (Schum and Thonn) has led to the outbreak of stem blight caused by Corynespora cassiicola (Berk and Curt) Wei. Infection of C. cassiicola is reported on P. amarus for the first time. C. cassiicola produced glycoproteinaceous toxin responsible for the symptoms simirlarly produced by the pathogen. B. subtilis (CBE4), P. chlororaphis (PA23), endophytic P. fluorescens (ENPF1)  and T. viride (Tv-MNT7) degraded the toxin of C. cassiicola.

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Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Authors:
A. Kamalakannan
,
L. Mohan
,
K. Kavitha
,
S. Harish
,
R. Radjacommare
,
S. Nakkeeran
,
V. K. Parthiban
,
R. Karuppiah
, and
T. Angayarkanni

Five isolates of Trichoderma viride, Pseudomonas fluorescens and four isolates of Bacillus subtilis were evaluated for their ability to control Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of stem and stolon rot of peppermint (Mentha piperita Lin.). Of the various isolates of T. viride, P. fluorescens and B. subtilis tested, TVUV10, PFMMP and BSG3 showed the maximum inhibition of mycelial growth of R. solani. Among these isolates, P. fluorescens, PFMMP recorded the highest inhibition zone against R. solani in vitro and was very effective in reducing disease incidence in greenhouse condition. The effective isolates were evaluated for their ability to induce defense related enzymes and chemicals in plants. Increased activity of phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL), peroxidase (PO), polyphenoloxidase (PPO) and total phenolics were recorded in the biocontrol agents pretreated peppermint plants challenged with R. solani. P. fluorescens isolate PFMMP recorded early and increased synthesis of all defense related enzymes and total phenol. Thus, the present study shows that application of biocontrol agents; induce defense related enzymes involved in phenyl propanoid pathway in addition to direct antagonism which collectively contribute for enhanced resistance against invasion of R. solani in M. piperita.

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