Antifungal Activity of Crude Extracts of Gladiolus Dalenii van Geel (Iridaceae

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Odhiambo JA, Siboe GM, Lukhoba CW, Dossaji SF. "Antifungal Activity of Crude Extracts of Gladiolus Dalenii van Geel (Iridaceae.". 2010.

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Bulb extracts of Gladiolus dalenii reportedly used in the treatment of fungal infections in HIV/AIDS patients in the Lake Victoria region were tested for antifungal activity using the disc diffusion assay technique. Commercially used antifungal drugs, Ketaconazole and Griseofulvin (Cosmos Pharmaceuticals) were used as standards. Dichloromethane (CH2CL2)/Methanol (MeOH) in the ratio 1:1. Soluble extracts showed antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger. Direct bioautography on silica gel Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and appropriate spraying agents were used to

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