ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC SEED COAT EXTRACT OF BORASSUS FLABELLIFER L.Abstract
The antibacterial activity of methanol extract of Borassus flabellifer L. (Arecaceae) seed coat (soft outer shell) was studied by agar well diffusion method in vitro. The tender seed coat of Borassus flabellifer was extracted with methanol. The effect of antibacterial potential was examined against Gram positive bacteria i.e., Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Gram negative bacteria i.e., Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia marcescens. The methanol extract of the seed coat has showed consistently significant inhibitory activity on different bacterial species tested. Furthermore, the minimum inhibitory concentration studies carried out by broth dilution assay and found the MIC ranged between 100μg to 1 mg/ml implying the significance of antibacterial activity of Borassus flabellifer.
Govinda Rao Duddukuri*, Y. Nagendra Sastry, D.S.V.G.K. Kaladhar, K. Kamalakara Rao and K. Krishna Chaitanya
Department of Biochemistry & Bioinformatics, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530 045, Andhra Pradesh, India
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