Fungistatic Properties of Glucosinolates - a Reconnaissance Study
K. Góralska1, M. Dynowska1, E. Ciska2
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1Chair of Mycology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn,
Oczapowskiego 1A, 10-957 Olsztyn, Poland
2 Department of Food Technology, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research
of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2009;18(3):377-382
The aim of our study was to investigate fungistatic properties of glucosinolates from seeds of four cruciferous plants against Candida albicans, obtained from different sections of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.
The examined extracts were observed to exert different effects on fungi depending on the site of their isolation. The strongest antimycotic activity was reported for the extract obtained from seeds of broccoli – the extract appeared more effective than fluconazole. In contrast, upon the activity of white mustard seeds extract the size of the growth inhibition zone was similar to that yielded by fluconazole. Promising results of our experiments suggest the need to further investigate the field.
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