The Biological Screening of Extracts/Fractions of Various Parts of Pistacia integerrima Stewart against Pathogenic Fungi
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ghias Uddin
Institute of Chemical Sciences
University of Peshawar
K.P.K Peshawar-25120, Pakistan
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Received Date: November 01, 2013; Accepted Date: December 10, 2013; Published Date: December 13, 2013
Citation: Uddin G, Rauf A, Siddiqui BS, Khan H (2013) The Biological Screening of Extracts/Fractions of Various Parts of Pistacia integerrima Stewart against Pathogenic Fungi. Transl Med 4:120. doi:10.4172/2161-1025.1000120
Copyright: © 2013 Uddin G et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The goal of the current study was to scrutinize the antifungal activity of the crude extracts and subsequent solvent fractions of different parts of Pistacia integerrima against selected pathogenic fungi using agar tube dilution method. The results illustrated susceptibility of extracts/fractions of different parts of the plant against Microsporum canis, Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium solani. However, the rest of fungi were not sensitive to extracts/fractions. In conclusions, our study provided a strong evidence for the isolation of secondary metabolites from different parts of the plant as antifungal.