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Title: Comparative screening of antibacterial and antifungal activities of some weeds and medicinal plants, leaf extrats : An in-vitro study
Authors: Kapil, Shubhada
Sanguri, Sweta
Gopinathan, Purnima
Pandey, F K
Bhatnagar, Tripti
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A study was conducted to investigate and compare antibacterial and antifungal activity of leaf extract taken from four different plants, i.e. Quisqualis indica L., Calotropis procera Ait., Achyranthes aspera L. and Ocimum sanctum L. against ten micro-organisms comprising five bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and five fungi (Altrenaria porri, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Penicillium chrysogenum) using well diffusion method. The in vitro study revealed that methanol extract was more effective than aqueous extract. Leaf extracts of Quisqualis indica L. and Achyranthes aspera L. was reported to be more effective on fungal species wheras the leaf extracts of Calotropis procera Ait. and Ocimum sanctum L. were found to be more effective on bacterial species.
Page(s): 170-173
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.21(2) [December 2013]

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