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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Antibacterial activity of leaf extract of Abutilon indicum


Department of Zoology and Life Sciences,Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore 641 043, Tamil Nadu, India

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M Poonkothai
Department of Zoology and Life Sciences,Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore 641 043, Tamil Nadu
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Chloroform, ethanol and aqueous extracts of the leaves of Abutilon indicum  were investigated for antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli  and Salmonella typhi . Among the various extracts, maximum antibacterial activity was exhibited by ethanol extract (14, 25, 14, 25, 17, 18 mm) followed by chloroform extract (13, 17, 8, 15, 15, 20 mm) while aqueous extract, showed no activity.


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