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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 8, No. 2, 2005, pp. 83-87
Bioline Code: md05015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2005, pp. 83-87

 en Antimicrobial Activities of Some Selected Nigerian Mushrooms
Jonathan S. Gbolagade and Ishola O. Fasidi

Abstract

Methanolic extracts of five Nigerian mushrooms - Auricularia polytricha check for this species in other resources , Corilopsis occidentalis check for this species in other resources , Daldinia concentrica check for this species in other resources , Daedalea elegans check for this species in other resources and Tricholoma lobayensis check for this species in other resources were investigated for their antimicrobial activities using filter paper disc and hole diffusion methods. Bacteria such as Bacillus cereus check for this species in other resources , Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources , Klebsiella pneumoniae check for this species in other resources , Proteus vulgaris check for this species in other resources and Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources were well inhibited by these mushroom extracts, while Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources was resistant to all the mushroom samples except Tricholoma lobayensis check for this species in other resources . The study on the antifungal effect of these mushroom extracts revealed that Aspergillus niger check for this species in other resources , Aspergillus flavus check for this species in other resources , Candida albicans check for this species in other resources and Microsporum boulardii check for this species in other resources were either weakly inhibited or not inhibited at all. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ranged between 1.25 and 9.00mg/ml for bacteria and between 10.50 and 17.50mg/ml for fungi. These results are discussed in relation to therapeutic value of the studied mushrooms.

Keywords
Antimicrobial screening, mushrooms, bacteria, therapeutic value.

 
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