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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-20

Insignificant antifungal activity of plant extracts on Malassezia furfur

Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Sharmila Thirumale
Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru - 560 056, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9234.177055

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Objective: The aim of present study was to investigate the antimalassezial potential of the selected plant extracts known to possess medicinal values. Materials and Methods: The crude extracts of five botanicals were evaluated against Malassezia furfur. The dried and pulverized plant material was extracted with water and also successively extracted with hexane, chloroform, and methanol, using the Soxhlet apparatus. The antimicrobial activity assay was done by disk diffusion and 96-well plate microdilution method. Results: The results point toward the fact that all the tested extracts extracted in solvents of different polarities exhibited no antifungal activity. Conclusion: The tested extracts did not have, or had too little, antifungal activity to be used as a promising source of novel antimicrobial substances against M. furfur.

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