In vitro antifungal activity of 9, 10-dihydrophenanthrene-2- carboxylic acid isolated from a marine bacterium: Pseudomonas putida

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Paediatrics and Child Health


An antifungal compound 9, 10-dihydrophenanthrene - 2 - carboxylic acid was isolated from a marine derivedbacterium Pseudomonas putida isolated from surface water samples of Karachi fish harbor coast line. The structure wasexplored using extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic techniques.
The compound was found to be active againstfungal strains obtained from clinical samples whereas strong activity was noted against Candida albicans with a MICvalue of 20µg/ml, as the purified compound showed promising anticandidal activity a multidisciplinary approach isneeded to explore further this compound as potential pharmacological lead compound against Candida spp and will addin the global hunt for clinically functional antifungal agents.

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Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences