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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1798-1802

Effect of Peptone on the Antifungal Activity of Povidone Iodine
Mohamed Saifeldin Sidahmed1* and Abdel Hafeez Hassan Nimir2
1Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, P.O Box 60, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
2Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan
*Corresponding author

This study was conducted in vitro to test the effect of Peptone as one of the protein-rich materials, on the antifungal activity of Povidone Iodine. The Povidone Iodine was tested against two fungi (Candida albicans and Aspergillus flavus) cultured on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar medium which contains peptone, and Potato Dextrose Agar medium as a negative control with the Agar well diffusion method, and the diameters of the inhibitory zones were measured in millimeters. The Povidone Iodine antifungal activity was deactivated against fungi cultured on SDA (C. albicans= 0 mm, A. flavus= 0 mm) while it had maintained its antifungal activity on PDA (C. albicans= 15 mm, A. flavus= 5 mm). In conclusion, this in vitro study demonstrated that Peptone can deactivate the antifungal activity of Povidone Iodine.

Keywords: Peptone, Antifungal, Povidone iodine, Sabouraud dextrose agar

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Mohamed Saifeldin Sidahmed and Abdel Hafeez Hassan Nimir. 2020. Effect of Peptone on the Antifungal Activity of Povidone Iodine.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1798-1802. doi:
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