Antibiotic like-substances produced by some trichophytic dermatophytes

  • DK Hammadi
  • GA Selselet
  • SA Bensoultane
Keywords: Dermatophytes, antibiotics, bioassay.


Antibiotic production by dermatophytic fungi was demonstrated. Among 10 anthropophilic dermatophytes strains tested for their ability to produce antibiotics, four were found to be producers. The outcome for a qualitative identification of the produced antibiotics reveals four types ; a penicillin-like substance produced by Trichophyton gourvillii, and two different types of unknown substances obtained from two strains of Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitales and the kojic acid-like antibiotic substance produced by Trichophyton verruccosum.

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