ANTIFUNGAL STUDIES OF WITHANIA COAGULANS AND TAMARIX APHYLLA
*Tahira Mughal1, Samina Shahid 2 and Sadia Qureshi 3
1. Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore
2. Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary College , Lahore
3. Department of Biochemistry ,Fatima Memorial Medical College ,Lahore
Keywords: Withania coagulans, Tamarix aphylla, Antifungal activity
In vitro studies were carried out to evaluate the antifungal activity of methanolic , pet ether and
dichloromethane extract of aerial parts of Withania coagulans and Tamarix aphylla against
seven fungal strains (Trichoderma viridis ,Aspergillus flavus , Fusarium laterifum , Aspergillus
fumigatus , Candida albicans , Trichophyton mentogrophytes and Microsporum canis).
Assessment revealed that all extracts of Withania coagulans caused significant inhibition in
biomass production of all test fungi (0.5mg/ml), while dichloromethane extract of Tamarix
aphylla showed significant results (1.0mg/ml) against the tested fungal strains only.
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