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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98-100

Antimicrobial studies on methanol extract of Benincasa hispida cogn., fruit.

C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Thorapakam, Chennai - 96, India

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D Natarajan
C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Thorapakam, Chennai - 96
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The methanol extract of wax gourd, the fruits of Benincasa hispida cogn .(Cucurbitaceae) was found to show no inhibition against three gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Bacillus subtilis and three gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia by cup-plate method whereas antifungal studies showed significant inhibition against Candida albicans in the concentration of 30 mg/ml and there was no inhibition against Aspergillus niger.

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