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Mycobiology. 2007 Dec;35(4):241-3. doi: 10.4489/MYCO.2007.35.4.241. Epub 2007 Dec 31.

Antifungal activity of clove essential oil and its volatile vapour against dermatophytic fungi.

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Division of Cell Biology, Konyang Medical School, Daejeon City, Korea.

Abstract

Antifungal activities of clove essential oil and its volatile vapour against dermatophytic fungi including Candida albicans, Epidermophyton floccosum. Microsporum audouinii, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Trichophyton rubrum were investigated. Both clove essential oil and its volatile vapour strongly inhibit spore germination and mycelial growth of the dermatophytic fungi tested. The volatile vapour of clove essential oil showed fungistatic activity whereas direct application of clove essential oil showed fungicidal activity.

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Antifungal activity; Clove oil; Dermatophytic fungi; Volatile vapour

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