Antifungal Activity of Spirulina platensis (Geitler) against some Human Pathogenic Fungi
Kumar Vinay, Usmani Sanjay Khan, Shrivastava JN
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra–282 005.
Present study has undertaken effectiveness of Spirulina platensis in different solvent (Petroleum ether, Chloroform, Acetone, Methanol) extract against three dermatophytic fungi namely Aspergillus fumigatus, A. niger, Candida albicans. The methanolic extract of S. platensis showed significant activity against A. fumigatus. Therefore, the antifungal activity of methanolic extract of S. platensis against A. fumigatus was determined by different methods as Agar-well diffusion method, paper disc diffusion method, MIC (Minimal Inhibitory Concentration) and reduction in mycelial weight of fungi. Present study confirmed the potential use of S. platensis extract as a source of antifungal compound against fungal disease.