First record of phytochemical and the antifungal activity of methanol extracts from vegetative parts of Juncus rigidus plants in Iraq

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Science, Kerbala University, Kerbala, Iraq

2 College of Agricultural University, Kerbala, Iraq



In this study, we worked in the various naturally-appearing compounds isolated from Juncus rijidus which exhibit phyto-constituents from leaves and stems against four dermatophytes: Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, Trichophyton  rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The phytochemical of the stems and leaves were exposed to GC-MS analysis. The results showed highest activity against all reviewed fungal (dermatophytes). In the cases of T. mentagrophytes and T. rubrum all three concentrations of the extract (2.5, 5 and 10 mg mL-1) exhibited a results of 0.00 mm in the diameter of colonies, while in the case of M. canis, once using 2.5, 5 and 10 mg mL-1, the diameter of colonies were 1.85, 1.25 and 1.00 mm respectively.  In the case of M. gypseum, the diameter of colonies were 1.5, 1.00 and 1.00 mm for concentrations of 2.5, 5, 10 mg mL-1 respectively. The GC-MS analysis of the J. rijidus parts showed the presence of 20 components, the list of them are presented in this report.


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