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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-52

Antibacterial effect of Bulbophyllum neilgherrense wt. (Orchidaceae). an in vitro study

Department of Botany, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, India

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The antibacterial activity of Bulbophyllum neilgherrense was tested against five species of bacteria, viz., Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus pumilus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas putida Aqueous, ethanolic and chloroform soluble extracts of leaf and pseudobulb (5.50 w/v) were screened for their antibacterial potential. The zone of inhibition was seen to be largest when alcoholic extract was used.

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