The use of standard methodology for determination of antifungal activity of natural products against medical yeasts Candida sp and Cryptococcus sp

Aplicação de metodologia padronizada para determinação da atividade antifúngica de produtos naturais contra as leveduras Candida sp and Cryptococcus sp

Methodology for testing natural compounds for determination of antifungal activity had been developed with adaptations. The most used are bioautography and agar diffusion with a complex and no defined media. In this study, different methods for determination of antifungal activity of natural products are discussed and the use of M27-A2 microdilution test from CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, 2002), as general standard methodology for testing plant extracts activity is recommended.

natural products; antifungal activity; Candida sp; Cryptococcus sp


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