Effect of plant oils on Candida albicans.

  title={Effect of plant oils on Candida albicans.},
  author={Vishnu P. Agarwal and Priyanka Lal and Vikas Pruthi},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={43 5},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Candida species, notably Candida albicans, is the major fungal pathogen in humans. It is a dimorphic fungus capable of causing superficial mucosal infections, as well as systemic infections, in immunocompromised individuals. The factors responsible for its pathogenesis are still not fully understood and increasing resistance to commonly used antifungal agents necessitates the search for new formulations. METHODS The inhibitory effect of 30 different plant oils on Candida… CONTINUE READING
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