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Table 1 Antifungal activity of four essential oils against the tested fungi using disk diffusion assay. (Mean inhibition zone diameter including disk diameter)

From: Antimicrobial potential of the Ethiopian Thymus schimperi essential oil in comparison with others against certain fungal and bacterial species

Tested fungi Inhibition zone diameter in mm (Mean ± SD)  
  Thymus Cinnamon Lemon Eucalyptus Grisiofulvin
  EO* EO EO EO  
Tricophyton spp. (scalp isolate) 73.33 ± 2.081 61.00 ± 2.000 15.33 ± 0.577 5.66 ± 1.155 36.00 ± 1.000
Tricophyton spp. (nail isolate) 72.33 ± 2.08 62.66 ± .527 16.33 ± 0.577 6.66 ± 1.527 32.66 ± 1.577
Microsporum spp. 73.00 ± 1.000 62.00 ± 2.081 14.66 ± 0.577 3.66 ± 3.214 34.00 ± 2.000
Candida albicans 35.66 ± 1.527 31.33 ± 1.527 15.66 ± 0.577 0.00 ± 0.00 N.T+
Aspergilus niger(Local isolates) 62.66 ± 1.527 54.66 ± 2.081 15.33 ± 1.527 10.66 ± 0.57 N.T
Rhodotorula rubra( Local isolate) 88.66 ± 2.309 54.00 ± 1.000 42.00 ± 1.00 10.00 ± 2.00 N.T
  1. +N.T: Not tested, *EO: Essential oil