Table 1: Preliminary screening results of the selected endophytic strains against hydatid cyst Echinococcus granulosus. Endophytic Pestalotiopsis sp. extract shows promising activity.

Endophytic microbes
(crude extract 20 mg/mL)
Protoscolicidal activity (mortalitya) after incubation up to 30 min
10 min20 min30 min
ControlDead ControlDead ControlDead

Nigrospora sp. 58 62 70
Pestalotiopsis sp. 85 94 97
Colletotrichum sp. 59 66 70
Fusarium sp. 61 66 69
Chaetomium sp. 59 63 64
Praziquantel 97 99 100
PBS* ~1 ~2 ~4

PBS: phosphate buffer saline; : percentage mortality; aas determined by adopting eosin red exclusion method (see material and methods for detail).