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Antifungal Activity and Inhibitory Modes of Volatile Vapours of Essential Oils

  • Chee, Hee-Youn (Division of Biological Sciences, Konyang Medical School) ;
  • Lee, Eun-Hee (Division of Biological Sciences, Konyang Medical School)
  • Published : 2004.06.30

Abstract

Antifungal activities of volatile vapours of essential oils were investigated. Volatile vapours of test essential oils except Cedar-wood and Pachouri showed inhibitory activity against test fungi. Volatile vapours of Birch essential oils exhibited fungistatic activity against dermatophytic filamentous fungi while others did fungicidal activity. Spores of dermatophytic filamentous fungi are more susceptible to volatile vapours of essential oils than mycelia.

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