Table 3: Germ tube formation by Candida albicans following a 3-h exposure to various concentrations of alpha-mangostin and clotrimazole.

Control Alpha-mangostin (µg/ml) Clotrimazole (µg/ml)
2,000 4,000 8,000 20 40 80
Number of germ tubes formed/300 yeast (mean ± S.E.) (n=9) 218±40 120±30* 108±50* 71±20* 120±60* 101±30* 78±70*
Reduction in germ tube formation (%) 0 45.03 50.27 67.56 44.67 53.53 64.32

* P<0.05 compared with control

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