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Antifungal Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Seeds against Malassezia

IRIS                       

Journal for Young Scientists

ISSN 2278-618X (Print)

ISSN 2278-6384 (Online)

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Antifungal Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Seeds against Malassezia

 • Maneeshi Mani • Shruti Rani • Kirti Kumari • Rajeev Ranjan

Received                  : July, 2022

Accepted                 : August, 2022

Corresponding Author   : Rajeev Ranjan

Abstract: Malassezia is a common dandruff-causing fungus which is the reason behind daily life problems and embarrassment in the social scenario. In this study, Malassezia from the scalp of 10 individuals was isolated and its presence was confirmed through various biochemical and morphological tests. It was followed by selection and preparation of different seed extracts of local fruits and vegetables to check the growth of Malassezia by observing the zone of inhibition. The seed extracts of Coccinia (Ivy gourd), Citrullus (Watermelon) and, Momordica (Bitter gourd) exhibited

great anti-fungal activity against Malassezia. The purpose of this research was to understand that natural sources can be preferred over chemical alternatives as they are safer and affordable. The capabilities of the various seed extracts were analysed which can be of potential use as a future organic potion for the control of Malassezia.

 

Keywords: Malassezia, seed extracts, Zone of inhibition.

Maneeshi Mani

B.Sc. Ill year, Zoology (Hons.),

Session: 2019-2022, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous),

Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Shruti Rani

B.Sc. Ill year, Zoology (Hons.), Session: 2019-2022,

Patna Women’s College (Autonomous),

Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Kirti Kumari

B.Sc. Ill year, Zoology (Hons.), Session: 2019-2022,

Patna Women’s College (Autonomous),

Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Rajeev Ranjan

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology

Patna Women’s College (Autonomous),

Bailey Road, Patna-800001, Bihar, India

E-mail: rajeev.zoo@patnawomenscollege.in