Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Articles by Abd El-Rahim M.A. El- Samawaty
Total Records ( 1 ) for Abd El-Rahim M.A. El- Samawaty
  Ali H. Bahkali , Abdallah M. Elgorban , Abd El-Rahim M.A. El- Samawaty , Huda-Mogren A. Almogren , Mohamed A. El- Metwally and Naif S. Al-Harbi
  Aspergillus species are regularly involved in human broncho-pulmonary diseases, mainly in immunocompromised patients. The essential oils extracted from three different plants were tested for their inhibitory effect on the growth of five pathogenic Aspergilli including Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus versicolor and Aspergillus terreus which are pathogens with clinical importance. The results of the antimicrobial tests showed that the isolated essential oils inhibited the growth of Aspergillus species to varying degrees. The Ocimum basilicum oil completely inhibited the mycelial growth and spore germination of A. terreus and A. fumigatus at 200 and 250 ppm. In addition, this oil showed a very strong antifungal activity against the mycelial growth and spore germination of A. flavus and A. versicolor with 97.7, 97.5, 91.2 and 93.5%, respectively, when compared with control. The essential oil extracted from Eucalyptus globulus also exhibited significant antifungal activity against the Aspergillus species tested. This oil completely inhibited the mycelial growth and spore germination of A. fumigatus. Conversely, Nigella sativa oil exhibited moderate inhibitory activity against all the tested Aspergillus species. The present study supports the proposition that plant essential oils may have a role in both pharmaceutical and agricultural practices.
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility