International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 11, Part F (2016)
In-vitro antifungal activity of various solvent extracts of Elytraria acaulis
The aim of the present study was to analyse the antifungal activity of the various solvent extracts of Elytraria acaulis
Lindau from the family of Acanthaceae.
Methods: Various solvent extracts were prepared using Soxhlet apparatus. Antifungal activity of E. acaulis of various solvent extracts was tested by disc diffusion method, Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Fungicidal Concentration (MFC) of the extracts was determined by macro broth dilution assay.
Result: The methanol extracts of Elytraria acaulis at100µg showed maximum antifungal activity against C. albicans followed by C. Krusei. Fluconazole was used as positive control. The acetone and chloroform extracts showed moderate and low antifungal activity against all the testes pathogens. The MIC values of the extracts were ranged between 1.25 and 160 µg mL-1. The MFC values of the extracts ranged between 1.25 µg mL-1 and 10 µg mL-1.
How to cite this article:
Manigandan M, K Kolanjinathan. In-vitro antifungal activity of various solvent extracts of Elytraria acaulis. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(11):386-388.