IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY STUDIES OF TUBER AND SEED EXTRACTS OF GLORIOSA SUPERBA LINN. AGAINST SOME SELECTED HUMAN PATHOGENAbstract
The present study deals with the antibacterial activity of Acetone, Dichloromethane, methanol extracts of the tuber and seed of Gloriosa superba L. (Liliaceae) using disc diffusion method against human pathogens, such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeurognisoa, Staphylocuccus aureus. In the present investigation all the extracts were found to be effective against five human bacterial species. The Dichloromethane extract showed greater activity against Proteus mirabilis.
S. Megala* and R. Elango
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India
03 May, 2012
03 October, 2012
17 October, 2012