Volume 13, Issue 4 (3-2016)                   sjsph 2016, 13(4): 79-84 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Assistant professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Ph.D. Student, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MSc. Department of Microbiology, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran
4- Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , srezaie@tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (3531 Views)

Background and Aim: Aspergillus arasiticus species can contaminate agricultural products both on the farm and in storage in tropical regions. In recent years much research has been conducted on extracts of, and chemical compounds derived from, plants to be used potentially to reduce growth of toxin-producing microorganisms. Not much information is available in this area, so this study was conducted to determine the antifungal effect of Pistacia Atlantica subsp. Kurdica on the growth of Aspergillus parasiticus.

Materials and Methods: According to the microdilution method, based on the latest version of the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) Document M27-A3, modified M38-A2 protocol, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) at different concentrations of Pistacia Atlantica subsp. Kurdica against the standard parasiticus species (ATCC15517) was determined.

Results: Pistacia Atlantica subsp. Kurdica could inhibit growth of Aspergillus parasiticus; the minimum concentration with an inhibitory effect on the growth of the fungus was 125mg/ml.

Conclusion: The Pistacia Atlantica subsp. Kurdica can potentially have a pronounced growth-inhibiting effect on A. Parasiticus. It is recommended to conduct more studies in this area to getinformation on expression of genes involved in the phenomenon.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2016/03/8 | Accepted: 2016/03/8 | Published: 2016/03/8