INVESTIGATION OF BIOACTIVE PRINCIPLES FROM LEAF EXTRACTS OF SONNERATIA ALBA

  • Mitter C. S. Department of Zoology, Sathaye College, Vile-Parle (E), Mumbai, 400 057, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Antimicrobial potential, gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, MIC

Abstract

The objective of present investigation is to understand the antimicrobial potential of Sonneratia alba which is commonly known as mangrove apple. Various polar to non-polar solvents were selected for making extraction from dried powder of leaves of S. alba. Primary screening was carried out by paper disc method by using four gram positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus pyogens, Staphylococcus aureus, Corynebacterium diphtheriae and six gram negative bacteria Klebsiella pneumoneae, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella paratyphi A, Salmonella paratyphi B, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli.

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2015-06-30
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