Author Affiliation, Ana.
Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology); Faculty of Medical Sciences
The Neem plant (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) as possible sources for human antifungal agents.
Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology
Date of Publication
11 - 15
The following human pathogenic fungi - Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Petrellidium boydii, Microsporum gypeseum. Trichophyton mentagraphytis, Candida krusei and a Rhizopus spp. - were exposed to a series of concentrations of a methanol extract of the dried kernels of the neem plant (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) in agar, to determine the minimum concentration of the extract that would inhibit the growth of each fungus (MIC values) The order of the MIC values (mg/mL) found for the fungi was: F. Pedrosoi < P. boydii < M. gypeseum < T. mentagraphytis < C. krusei < Rhizopus spp.....