Examination of Effect of Electrochemically Activated Water Solutions on Candida albicans After Different Periods of Storage

  • Prof. Teodora P. Popova University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria
Keywords: Anolyte, Catholyte, Virkons, Candida Albicans, Antimicrobial Activity

Abstract

Studies to determine the sensitivity of Candida albicans to anolyte and catholyte of 0.5% NaCl and a combination of 0.5% NaCl and 0.5% Na2CO3 were performed. Both anolytes killed the tested strains in suspensions (106 cells/ml) within 5 min. The catholytes showed low antimicrobial activity. The inhibitory properties of the tested anolytes were fully preserved over a period of 2 months when stored in the dark at room temperature, but of the catholytes - for no more than 2 weeks. These results show that anolytes are promising antimicrobial agents with very high activity against C. albicans.

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Author Biography

Prof. Teodora P. Popova, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria

Department of Infection Pathology, Hygiene, Technology, and Control of Animal Foods, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Published
2019-11-08
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Popova, P. T. P. (2019). Examination of Effect of Electrochemically Activated Water Solutions on Candida albicans After Different Periods of Storage. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN AGRICULTURE, 10, 1886-1894. https://doi.org/10.24297/jaa.v10i0.8473
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