Ancient Science of Life

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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


T Francis Xavier1, S Senthilkumar2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Xavier T F, Senthilkumar S. Evaluation of extracts of the root of Seidenfia rheedii (Sw.) Szlach. for antibacterial activity.Ancient Sci Life 2005;25:16-20


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Xavier T F, Senthilkumar S. Evaluation of extracts of the root of Seidenfia rheedii (Sw.) Szlach. for antibacterial activity. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 May 27 ];25:16-20
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