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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(3): 755-760       |                 Available online, September 28, 2018

Screening of kojic acid antimicrobial activity against skin pathogens

Ranjit Kumar C* and Jayalakshmi S


Center of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608502, Tamilnadu, India

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Received : 11.05.2018    |    Accepted : 24.09.2018       |    Published : 28.09.2018

The antibacterial and antifungal activity of kojic acid was evaluated against medically important skin pathogens. Tube Dilution Assay was used for analyzing of kojic acid minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC), it was varied from 64 mg/ml to 128 mg/ml. There was no bacterial growth was appeared at MIC 64 mg/ml. Kojic acid inhibited the Trychophyton rubrum MTCC296 and Candidus albicans MTCC3018 growth at MIC 128 mg/ml. Disc diffusion method was chosen to elucidate the antimicrobial activity of the kojic acid.  Kojic acid inhibitory zone observed was 17 mm, 14 mm, 12 mm and 9 mm, respectively against Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC1688, Trychophyton rubrum MTCC296, Streptococcus pyogenes MTCC1924, Candidus albicans MTCC3018, respectively.


Key words: Kojic acid, Antimicrobial activity, Trichophyton rubrum, Candida albicans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pyogenes


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Ranjit Kumar C, Jayalakshmi S (2018) Screening of kojic acid antimicrobial activity against skin pathogens, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(3): 755-760. 



Motivation and financial support provided by my parents (C. Eswaraiah and C. Sumathamma) for carrying out this work is highly acknowledged.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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