ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

R. Muthulakshmi
Department of Microbiology, AVC College (Autonomous), Mannampandal – Mayiladuthurai – Nagappattinam Dist., India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):151-156
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 27/11/2008 | Accepted: 08/01/2009| Published: 30/04/2009

Fungi is a major problem to cause diseases on the skin and scalp The most frequent and abundant species were: Cladosporium cladosporioides, Cl. herbarum, Penicillium chrysogenum and Aspergillus flavus. Microsporum canis, Aphanoascus fulvescence and Chrysosporum sulfureum were the most frequent and abundant species of all dermatophytes and dermatophyte-like keratinophilic fungi recovered. In the current study an attempt is made in isolating the fungi from scalp region and it was grow in SDA medium. The isolated colonies were identified by using lactophenol cotton blue staining. The fungi identified and controlled by using two herbal products. First , the efficiency of the neem oil and lemon extract in different concentrations such as 5%,10%,15% and 20% were used to control the fungi by using carborundum method. Second , the efficiency of fungi was tested using neem oil and lemon extract in different concentrations such as .5ml,1ml and 2ml by using minimum inhibitory concentration method.


Fungal pathogens, Scalp infection, Herbal products

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