Antimicrobial Activity of Different Parts of Prosopis cineraria
Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 78-81
Received: Feb. 17, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 23, 2017; Published: Oct. 30, 2017
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Khandelwal Preeti, Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
Sharma R. A., Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
Ram Bhajan Kumavat, Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
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Abstract
Objective: The Antimicrobial activity is the potential to inhibit the growth of microbes such as bacteria and fungi. The present study was carried out to investigate the antimicrobial activity present in the leaves, stem and pods of Prosopis cineraria. Methods: The Agar well diffusion method was used to test the antimicrobial activity of various parts of Prosopis cineraria. Four fungal and four bacterial strains were used as test microbes. Results: The study was revealed that all the three parts of the plant Prosopis cineraria showed the inhibitory zone against the microorganisms. The highest zone of inhibition was showed by P. cineraria pods against P. funiculosum (16±0.92 mm) and by P. cineraria leaves against S. griseus (20±1.10mm). Conclusion: The antimicrobial activity found in the various parts of the plant may be due to the presence of secondary metabolites isolated from the plant such as flavonoids and steroids.
Keywords
Antimicrobial Activity, Prosopis cineraria, Microorganisms
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Khandelwal Preeti, Sharma R. A., Ram Bhajan Kumavat, Antimicrobial Activity of Different Parts of Prosopis cineraria, Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 78-81. doi: 10.11648/j.abb.20170505.11
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