Impact of Pyraclostrobin (F-500) on Crop Plants

  • Mansi Kanungo
  • Juhie Joshi


Strobilurins, such as pyraclostrobin, belong to a fungicide group with preventative mode of action and are used around the world. Strobilurins inhibit mitochondrial respiration by stopping electron transfer at the quinol oxidation site in the cytochrome-bc1 complex which disrupts energy cycle of the fungus. F-500 (pyraclostrobin) strobilurin, a new generation broad spectrum fungicide has been shown to cause changes in the metabolism of plants resulting in higher biomass and yield. Considering the ever increasing demand for food production with shrinking cultivable area day by day, it is necessary to go for agrochemicals which enhance the growth and development vis-à-vis productivity.


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How to Cite
KANUNGO, Mansi; JOSHI, Juhie. Impact of Pyraclostrobin (F-500) on Crop Plants. Plant Science Today, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 174-178, sep. 2014. ISSN 2348-1900. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018. doi:
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biomass; pyraclostrobin; strobilurins; yield