Didactic Journal of Medicinal Plant Research (DJMPR)
January 2016 Vol. 1(1), pp. 001-006

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Original Research Paper

In vitro Antifungal Activity of Musk

Kamil M. M. AL-Jobori1*, Aseel I. AL-Ameed2 and Noor M. Witwit1

1Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology for Post Graduate Studies, University of Baghdad, Iraq. 2College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kamilaljobori@yahoo.com

Accepted 24th October, 2015


Fungi are everywhere. Fungi play a great role in causing some of the dangerous diseases affecting human, animal and plant. This study was carried out to evaluate in vitro effects of different concentrations of musk (25, 50, 75or 100 %) and amounts (1, 2 or 4 ml) on five fungi which include Aspergillus fumigates, Aspergillus niger, Alternaria spp., Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Fusarium spp. Results indicated that all concentrations and amounts of musk had inhibitory effects on the growth of studied pathogenic fungi and eliminated completely. The results revealed that musk has inhibitory and killer effect at the low concentration 25 % and small amount 1 ml. It was also shown that musk was more effective than the antibiotic Clotrimazole. These results indicated that musk can be used as a safe natural product in the management and control of pathogenic fungi, so it provides a promising source for new drug development.

Keywords: Musk, Pathogens, Fungi, Inhibition, Antibiotics.

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