American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

ANTIFUNGAL EFFECT OF ETHANOL PLANT EXTRACT ON CANDIDA SP

Awatif Al-Judaibi and Fozia Al-Yousef

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2014.277.283

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 277-283

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the in-vitro antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants in the Arabian peninsula, including Rhamnus globosa, Ocimum basilicum, Tecoma stans and Coleus forskohlii. Our results showed high inhibitory growth in yeast after treatment with R. globosa and O. basilicum. C. tropicalis was shown to be a sensitive strain with an inhibition of 29, 28, 35, 25 and 27 mm after treatment with R. globosa, R. globosa* "leaf with thorns," O. basilicum, Tecoma stans and Coleus forskohlii, respectively. Thus, our results confirmed the fungicidal effect of O. basilicum and R. globosa with a 20 and 30% reduction in CFU compared with the starting inoculums in the time-kill.

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© 2014 Awatif Al-Judaibi and Fozia Al-Yousef. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.