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Antimicrobial Activity of Chloroform and Methanol Extract of Lennea coromandelica Merr

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The antimicrobial activity of chloroform and methanol extracts of Lennea coromandelica were screened for their was studied against gram positive bacteria strains Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Bacillus subtilis gram negative bacteria strains Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli and fungal strains such as Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei and C. glabrata using disc diffusion method, determination of Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC), Minimum Bacterial Concentrations (MBC) and Minimum Fungicidal Concentrations (MFC). The antimicrobial activity for different concentrations like 250 μg, 500 μg and 1000 μg of different solvent extracts of Lannea cormandelica. bacterial strains and recorded in highest mean zones of inhibition ranged from 19.6 mm and Candidal strains and the exhibited the highest mean zones of inhibition ranged from 10.6 mm. Methanol extracts showed the best results as inhibition zones against tested organisms. Results showed also that, the greatest effect was towards Staphylococcus aureus and the lowest was against Candida krusei. The present study reported the great effect of Lannea cormandelica extracts against some of most important pathogens.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 45)
P. Vedhanarayanan et al., "Antimicrobial Activity of Chloroform and Methanol Extract of Lennea coromandelica Merr", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 45, pp. 67-74, 2015
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Aug 2015

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