The red algae Asparagopsis taxiformis collected from the Straits of Messina (Italy) were screened for antifungal activity against molds and yeasts. Extracts and various dilutions performed with either DMSO or RPMI 1640 showed antifungal activity against Candida and Aspergillus species. EUCAST methodology was applied. Concentrations proved to be active ranged from <0.15 to >5 mg/ml for yeasts and molds at 24 and 48 hours, respectively. Agar diffusion assays confirmed antifungal activity of A. taxiformis extracts.

The Mediterranean red alga Asparagopsis taxifomis has antifungal activity against yeasts and molds

GENOVESE, Giuseppa;
2013

Abstract

The red algae Asparagopsis taxiformis collected from the Straits of Messina (Italy) were screened for antifungal activity against molds and yeasts. Extracts and various dilutions performed with either DMSO or RPMI 1640 showed antifungal activity against Candida and Aspergillus species. EUCAST methodology was applied. Concentrations proved to be active ranged from <0.15 to >5 mg/ml for yeasts and molds at 24 and 48 hours, respectively. Agar diffusion assays confirmed antifungal activity of A. taxiformis extracts.
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