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Table 3 Percentage turbidity (mean) of aqueous and ethanol extracts against M. canis, T. mentagrophytes, and T. rubrum

From: Antifungal activity of Cleome gynandra L. aerial parts for topical treatment of Tinea capitis: an in vitro evaluation

  Aqueous extract Ethanol extract
Dilution (mg/ml) Mc Tm Tr Mc Tm Tr
0.125 50 50 0 50 25 0
0.0625 50 50 25 50 50 0
0.0313 75 50 50 100 50 0
0.0156 75 50 50 100 75 50
0.00781 100 100 100 100 100 100
0.00391 100 100 100 100 100 100
  1. The lowest average percentage turbidity was exhibited by the aqueous and ethanol extracts against Trichophyton rubrum, followed by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and finally Microsporum canis. Mc = Microsporum canis; Tm = Trichophyton mentagrophytes; and, Tr = Trichophyton rubrum. The cell entries (0-100) indicate the percentage turbidities (a measure of fungal growth of the three strains Mc, Tm and Tr), resulting from the effect of the two extracts at the corresponding dilutions. All tests were done in triplicate