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Scholarly Journal of Biological Science Vol. 6(3), pp. 55-59, December 2017
Available online http:// www.scholarly-journals
ISSN 2315-6147 © 2017 Scholarly-Journals


Antifungal activity of honey on fungi isolated from contaminated wound

Usman A.A.*
1 and Odeh, A.P.2


1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
2Department of Microbiology Bayero University Kano, Nigeria


Abstract :

 

Studies on the antifungal activity of honey on fungi isolated from wound at different concentration of honey was carried out, wound sample were collected from Specialist hospital Sokoto and isolated in the laboratory. The antifungal activity of honey were examine against Candida trophicalis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus nidulansat concentration of 1, 2, 4, 6 and 10(v|v). Candida trophicalis (21mm, 17mm, 13mm,11mm and 12mm),Cryptococcus neoformans(26mm, 20mm, 16mm, 13mm and 11mm), Aspergillus fumigatus (47mm, 43mm,34mm,37mm and 29mm), Aspergillus flavus (47mm, 43mm, 38mm, 41mm and 28mm), Aspergillus nidulan (47mm,44mm, 41mm and 36mm) with respect to above mentioned concentration (v|v).The result showed that the higher the concentration of honey, the higher the zone diameter of inhibition. Statistical tool indicates that there is no significant difference in the reduced concentrations of honey on the isolates at 5% level of significance. This indicates that honey at all level of dilutions shown significant effect on preventing fungal growth.

 

Key words: Antifungal, Candida trophicalis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus species.

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