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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 721-726

Potential Role of Selected Lichens Collected from India as Antifungal Agents against Dermatophytes
N.S. Ravichandran* and S. Daya Pauline
Department of Microbiology Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences, Kulasekharam, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Fungal infections which include Dermatophytosis are one among the most common communicable disease in the world. Dermatophytes are a group of fungi which cause infection on skin, hair and nails and these fungi do not infect mucosal surfaces. The study was aimed at evaluating the antifungal activity of diethyl ether, methanol and acetone extract of selected lichens Usnea perplexans Stirton, Usnea spinocula Stirton, Usnea subsordiata Stirton, Ramalina conduplicans Vainio, Roccella montagnei Bel emend, Aswath against dermatophytes, Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans. The invitro antifungal activity was performed by disk diffusion method and broth tube dilution method. All the three extracts of the selected lichens showed antifungal activity against Dermatophytes, Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans. The activity varied depending upon the lichen and the extract.

Keywords: Dermatophytosis, antifungal activity, Lichen extracts

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Ravichandran, N.S. and Daya Pauline, S. 2019. Potential Role of Selected Lichens Collected from India as Antifungal Agents against Dermatophytes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 721-726. doi:
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