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Zokaei M, Lahouti M, Fazaeli S. Investigation of Antifungal Effect of Actinidia chinensis Extract. J. Med. Plants 2011; 10 (39) :88-92
1- Department of Biology, School of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2- No. 12, Jahad St, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract:   (1645 Views)
Background: Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) belongs to the Actinidiaceae family which is a Chinese endemic plant and is cultivated in New Zealand, USA, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Iran and Turkey.  Kiwifruit includes different varieties such as Hayward, Bruno, Monty, and Abbott. These varieties are different in taste, odor, shape, and chemical compositions. Some antifungal effect for kiwi has been reported.
Objective: In this study antifungal effect of kiwi extract was investigated on Coprinus disseminatus, Mycena galopus and Panus tigrinus.
Methods: Different solutions of kiwi extract at 6 concentrations of 0, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100% of kiwi extract were tested.
Results: The concentration of 100% of kiwi extract exhibited significant antifungal activity against Coprinus disseminatus, Mycena galopus and Panus tigrinus.
Conclusion: In general, the results obtained in this study prove that kiwi extract inhibits growth of some fungi.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medicinal Plants
Received: 2007/12/30 | Accepted: 2011/04/27 | Published: 2011/12/31

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