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Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts

Mohsen AbuEl-Ela Sayed, Eman Abdullah Ali, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Marwa Ragab Hamed.

Abstract
In a program of isolating endophytic fungi from T. vulgaris leaves A. terreus recorded the highest frequency percent (40-60 %) among other isolated fungi species. The antimicrobial activity of two extracts (ethyl acetate and methanol) of T. vulgaris; in addition to the fungal ethyl acetate extract of the associated fungi endophytes was carried out against four pathogenic species (Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus).The highest antibacterial activity was recorded in case of A. terreus, elthyl acetate extract. However, T. vulgaris ethyl acetate extract showed antifungal activity against A. flavus and C. albicans with inhibition zones ((13 and 15 mm), respectively. Therefore, fungal ethyl acetate extracts of endophytes associated with T. vulgaris (Aspergillus japonicus, A. terreus, Mycelia sterilia and Penicillium chrysogenum) can be used as safe potent antibacterial compounds. Also, the ethyl acetate extract of thyme plant is a powerful compound against fungi, possibly because it may contain carvacrol and thymol.

Key words: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Thymus, Endophytes, A. terreus, E. coli, S. aureus.


 
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Sayed MA, Ali EA, Ahmed AAA, Hamed MR, . Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). 2020; 16(2): 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142


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Sayed MA, Ali EA, Ahmed AAA, Hamed MR, . Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. http://www.egyseb.net//?mno=95552 [Access: November 03, 2020]. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142


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Sayed MA, Ali EA, Ahmed AAA, Hamed MR, . Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). 2020; 16(2): 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142



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Sayed MA, Ali EA, Ahmed AAA, Hamed MR, . Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). (2020), [cited November 03, 2020]; 16(2): 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142



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Sayed, M. A., Ali, E. A., Ahmed, A. A. A., Hamed, M. R. & (2020) Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.), 16 (2), 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142



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Sayed, Mohsen AbuEl-Ela, Eman Abdullah Ali, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Marwa Ragab Hamed, and . 2020. Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany), 16 (2), 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142



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Sayed, Mohsen AbuEl-Ela, Eman Abdullah Ali, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Marwa Ragab Hamed, and . "Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts." THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany) 16 (2020), 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142



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Sayed, Mohsen AbuEl-Ela, Eman Abdullah Ali, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Marwa Ragab Hamed, and . "Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts." THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany) 16.2 (2020), 141-147. Print. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sayed, M. A., Ali, E. A., Ahmed, A. A. A., Hamed, M. R. & (2020) Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris L. and associated endophytes extracts. THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany), 16 (2), 141-147. doi:10.5455/egyjebb.20200709014142