BACTERICIDAL PROPERTY OF CLERODENDRUM PANICULATUM AND SARACA ASOKA AGAINST MULTIDRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA, RESTORING THE FAITH IN HERBAL MEDICINEAbstract
Bacterial pathogens are known to pester Mankind from times immemorial; even though significant efforts in getting rid of these harmful microbes have been made the results are very faint with only few organisms that have been eradicated, such as Small pox virus. But the efforts to eradicate bacterial diseases have shown no passable results as in case of viruses. This is due to the exceptional adaptation and transformation abilities of bacteria to varying environmental Conditions. Though a large number of antibiotics are being used from decades now, there are no affirmative solutions available due to resistance developed towards antibiotics by these bacteria. This resistance developed by the bacteria calls for dire necessity to discover new drugs which can at least reduce the hazards posed by these microbes if not eradication. Hence in this study we have focused on bio prospecting of Clerodendrum paniculatum and Saraca asoka against the highly virulent and extremely adaptable organisms E. coli and K. pneumoniae which currently pose a severe threat to humans due to their acquired resistance to large number of antibiotics.
G. Shruthi , M. P. Joyappa, S. Chandrashekhar, S. P. Kollur, M. N. N. Prasad, A. Prasad and C. Shivamallu*
Division of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
09 February, 2017
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01 September, 2017