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Title: Growth inhibition of fouling bacteria and diatoms by extract of terrestrial plant, Derris scandens (Dicotyledonae: Leguminocae)
Authors: Sawant, S S
Sonak, S
Garg, A
Issue Date: Dec-1995
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Methanol extract of terrestrial plant, Derris scandens Benth, was found to inhibit growth of four diatoms and 7 bacterial species of fouling community. The concentrations required to bring about 100% inhibition of growth of the diatoms ranged between 200 to 300 mu, whereas, the bacterial inhibition zone around the disc containing about 600-800 mu g of extract ranged between 1-5 mm. The results suggest that the crude extract of the plant is nontoxic and possesses both antibacterial and antialgal properties. Therefore, the extract promises to be a potential source of natural biocide for fouling organisms.
Page(s): 229-230
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.24(4) [December 1995]

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