Antifungl Efficiency of Haemolymph and Aqueous Extraction of Red Velvet Mite, T. Grandissimum

Lighty George, C. Padmalatha, A. J. A. Ranjitsingh, P. Dhasarathan


Antifungal activity of the extracts of whole red velvet mite, skin and fresh haemolymph was evaluated. It was very
interesting to observe that all the above three components registered a good antifungal activity. Of the three
products of mites tested, the fresh haemolymph registered the maximum antifungal activity. Next to the
haemolymph, the alcohol extracts of the skin exhibited a high antifungal activity. A dose dependent variation was
observed in the antifungal activity. The extracts of haemolymph at a dose level of 200 mg/disc showed the highest
inhibitory activity.

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International Journal of Biology   ISSN 1916-9671(Print)   ISSN 1916-968X  (Online)

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