Pooja Suryawanshi, G.M. Vidyasagar, Antimicrobial Activity of Opuntia cochenillifera (L.) Mill Fruit and Cladode Extracts, IJPPE Volume 3, International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine (Volume 3)
    In the present study the antimicrobial activity of chloroform and methanolic extracts of <i>Opuntia</i> <i>cochenillifera</i> for both cladode and fruits was investigated. Methanolic extract was found to be an effective against the microbes namely, <i>E. </i><i>c</i><i>ol</i><i>i</i><i>,</i> <i>B</i><i>acillus</i><i> subtilis</i><i>,</i> <i>Staphyloc</i><i>occus </i><i>aureus</i><i>, </i><i>Pseudomonas </i><i>aeruginosa</i> <i>C</i><i>andida</i> <i>albican</i> <i>C.</i><i>glabrata</i> <i>C.</i><i>h</i><i>aemulonii</i> <i>C</i><i>.</i><i>T</i><i>ropicalis</i><i>.</i> Maximum activity was observed against <i>E. c</i><i>oli</i><i>,</i><i> B. Subtilis</i> <i>and</i><i>,</i> <i>C.albican</i> and <i>C.glabrata</i> at 40mg/ml<i>.</i> Agar well diffusion assay was used to determine minimum inhibitory concentration of all test microorganisms.
    Antimicrobial, Fruit, Methanol, <i>Opuntia</i> Cladode