A STUDY ON ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL OF TRIDAX PROCUMBENS (L.) AGAINST CLINICAL ISOLATESAbstract
In-vitro antibacterial and antifungal activity of Tridax procumbens plant parts (leaf and stem) were investigated by agar well diffusion method. The petroleum ether, methanol and aqueous extracts of the plant parts were tested against two bacterial strains i.e., Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli and two fungal strains i.e., Trichoderma reesei and Fusarium oxysporium. The results of antibacterial activity showed that methanol extract was effective and aqueous extract was devoid of any significant activity. Methanol extract of Tridax procumbens showed maximum antifungal activity. The results lend credence to the folkloric use of this plant in treating microbial infection and showed that Tridax procumbens leaves and stem could be exploited for new potent antimicrobial agents
Ankita Jain *, DV Rao , Amla Batra and Amita Jain
Plant Biotechnology Lab, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302044, Rajasthan, India.
23 June, 2014
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01 March, 2015