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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-20

Evaluation of extracts of the root of Seidenfia rheedii (Sw.) Szlach. for antibacterial activity


1 Department of Microbiology, PGP College of Arts and Science, Namakkal - 637 206, India
2 Department of Botany, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli - 620 002, India

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T Francis Xavier
Department of Microbiology, PGP College of Arts and Science, Namakkal - 637 206
India
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In the present investigation, aqueous, ethanol and petroleum ether, ethanol (1:1) root extracts of Seidenfia rheedii  were tested against 12 different human pathogenic bacteria for antibacterial activity. It was found that ethanolic extracts inhibited the growth of all the bacterial strains tested whereas moderate antibacterial activity was associated with petroleum ether, ethanol (1:1) root extracts. The aqueous extract did not show antibacterial activity. Thus the present investigation reveals that the selected plant extracts have potential of bactericidal effect on test bacteria.


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