ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ENDOPHYTIC BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM FEW PLANTS OF MUTHATHI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY MANDYA, KARNATAKAAbstract
The worldwide usage of medicinal plants have been rapidly improved due to their medicinal property. Endophytic microorganisms are recognized as a potential source of novel chemical molecules that might be useful in the treatment of various diseases. In the present study, the plant samples were collected from Muthathi Wild Life Sanctuary, Mandya. The purpose of this study was to isolate the endophytic bacteria and their antibacterial activity against few human pathogens. Isolation of endophytic bacteria was carried out on nutrient agar media. About 41 bacterial endophytes were obtained from 17 medicinal plants in the study area. Out of this, 5 bacterial endophytes inhibits the best antimicrobial activity against Enterobacter aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Lacto bacillus, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans.
S. Suresha * and M. Jayashankar
Department of Studies and Research in Microbiology, Jnana Kaveri Mangalore University, Post Graduate Centre, Jnana Kaveri Campus, Kodagu, Karnataka, India.
31 August 2018
17 January 2019
05 April 2019
01 May 2019