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Antimicrobial Activity of Opuntia cochenillifera (L.) Mill Fruit and Cladode Extracts

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In the present study the antimicrobial activity of chloroform and methanolic extracts of Opuntia cochenillifera for both cladode and fruits was investigated. Methanolic extract was found to be an effective against the microbes namely, E. coli, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Candida albican C.glabrata C.haemulonii C.Tropicalis. Maximum activity was observed against E. coli, B. Subtilis and, C.albican and C.glabrata at 40mg/ml. Agar well diffusion assay was used to determine minimum inhibitory concentration of all test microorganisms.


International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine (Volume 3)
P. Suryawanshi and G.M. Vidyasagar, "Antimicrobial Activity of Opuntia cochenillifera (L.) Mill Fruit and Cladode Extracts", International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine, Vol. 3, pp. 84-89, 2016
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