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ANTIFUNGAL EFFECT OF ETHANOL PLANT EXTRACT ON CANDIDA SP

Awatif Al-Judaibi1 and Fozia Al-Yousef1
  • 1 Department of Biological Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 9 No. 3, 2014, 277-283

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2014.277.283

Submitted On: 14 February 2014 Published On: 11 March 2014

How to Cite: Al-Judaibi, A. & Al-Yousef, F. (2014). ANTIFUNGAL EFFECT OF ETHANOL PLANT EXTRACT ON CANDIDA SP. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 9(3), 277-283. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2014.277.283

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Keywords

  • Antifungal
  • Medicinal Plant Extracts
  • Candida sp.
  • MIC
  • Effect