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Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 12
First page : ( 5668) Last page : ( 5672)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00987.7

Evaluation In vivo antifungal effect of gum arabic of Acacia tortilis (Forssk) on storage deteriorating fungi by coating method

Snoussi Moghtet13*, Najett Menad12, djamel Ait saada3

1Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University center of El-Bayadh, BP 90032000El-Bayadh. Algeria.

2Laboratory of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Life, University of Mostaganem, B.P. 227, 27000Mostaganem, Algeria.

3Food Technology and Nutrition Research Laboratory Faculty of Natural Sciences and Life, University of Mostaganem, B.P. 227, 27000Mostaganem, Algeria.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: moghtetsnoussi@yahoo.com

Online published on 15 February, 2021.


In Tindouf (Algeria) Gum of Acacia tortilis (Forssk) commonly has been used in folk medicine to treat different diseases. In the present study, preliminary phytochemical analysis of aquatic gum extract of Acacia tortilis was carried out by using simple chemical tests. It revealed the presence of reducing compounds, coumarins, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, cardiac glycosides and catechic tannins. From the point of view of the diversity of fungi, there was no significant difference between the common wheat samples analyzed. The results of the mycological analysis showed a clear dominance of the genus Aspergillus (49.45%). This dominance seems to be favored by high grain moisture, a slight acidity, a rate broken grain well determined. In comparison with the witness; the storage by coating of wheat grain with the extract decreases the frequency of contamination in a more or less important way. It was marked excellent anti-fungal effect.



Gum, Acacia tortilis, Tindouf, Antifungal coating, Aspergillus sp..


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