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Antifungal potential of silk recovered from Neoscona theisi (Araneae: Araneidae)

Antifungal potential of silk recovered from Neoscona theisi (Araneae: Araneidae)

 Hafiz Muhammad Tahir*, Arooj Zaheer and Rabia Yaqoob

Department of Zoology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan. 

ABSTRACT

 Study was designed to assess the antifungal potential of silk obtained from Neoscona theisi, an orb-weaver spider of Araneidae family. Evident inhibition of fungal growth was observed on bread treated with web silk of N. theisi as compared to untreated control. It is concluded that silk of N. theisi possess antifungal property.

 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 35, Iss. 1, pp. 1-165

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