Screening of Medicinal Plants against A. flavus

Syamimi Izzati, Hussin (2022) Screening of Medicinal Plants against A. flavus. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Aspergillus flavus is one of the most common fungi that produce carcinogenic aflatoxins. The plants’ bioactive components were already been used to lower the risk of carcinogenicity and mutagenicity of aflatoxin through inhibition of fungal growth and aflatoxin contamination. Antimicrobial compounds in plants are unstable and their effectiveness is affected by several factors such as the number of microorganism present, the concentration of antimicrobial agent used and the storage temperature. One of the important factors that could enhance the effectiveness of antimicrobial activity in plants is the concentration of antimicrobial agent used. In this study, the plant extracts’ antifungal activity against A. flavus at various concentrations is evaluated via agar well diffusion method. Based on the results, 10 mg/ml of P. odorata has the lowest percentage of inhibition (35.7 %) meanwhile 90 mg/ml of both Z. mauritiana and P. odorata have the highest percentage of inhibition (85.7 %) against A. flavus.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carcinogenic aflatoxins, mutagenicity, maceration method, agar well diffusion.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Dan
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 09:25
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022 09:25

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