The Anti-Dermatophyte Activities of Some Plant Extracts Against Trichophyton Mentagrophytes and Microsporum Canis

  • Hero M. Ismael University of Salahaddin
  • NADEEM A. RAMADAN University of Mosul
Keywords: Dermatophytes, plant extracts, aqueous extract, ethanol extract, Microsporum, Trichophyton


The activity of ethanol and aqueous of plants extracts of (Quercus aegilops, Hypericum perforatum, Lawsonia inermis and Nicotiana tabaciplants) were tested on the dermatophytes Trichophyton mentagrophytesand Microsporum canis.Extract from the galls of Quercus aegilops was significantly the most effective in comparison to other plant extracts used. Among the ethanol extract concentration, we found that 5 mg/ml was more potent, that significantly inhibit the mycelium growth of T. mentagrophytes and M. canis completely. We found the aqueous extract at concentration (10, 15, 20, 25 mg/ml) significantly inhibit the mycelium growth of T. mentagrophytes and M. canis completely.

Author Biographies

Hero M. Ismael, University of Salahaddin

Dept. of Biology, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Kurdistan Region-Iraq

NADEEM A. RAMADAN, University of Mosul

Dept. of Biology, College of Science, University of Mosul- Iraq


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Ismael, H., & RAMADAN, N. (2013). The Anti-Dermatophyte Activities of Some Plant Extracts Against Trichophyton Mentagrophytes and Microsporum Canis. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 1(2), 463-468. Retrieved from
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