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Antimicrobial Potentialities of Mangrove Plant Avicennia marina

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Author(s): Varaprasad Bobbarala*, Varahala Rao Vadlapudi ** and K. Chandrasekhar Naidu**

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 2;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1019;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Phytopathogens | Antimicrobial activity | Folkloric medicine | Acanthaceae

ABSTRACT
In this present study Antimicrobial activity of aerial parts of Avicennia marina were evaluated against the pathogens belong to aquatic, human and plant origin, Soxhlet extraction method used to get the corresponding extracts of hexane, chloroform and methanol. The antimicrobial activities of the organic solvent extracts on the various test microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi investigated using agar well diffusion technique. The length of inhibition zone was measured in millimeters from the edge of the well to the edge of the inhibition zone. Methanol and chloroform extracts exhibited promising antimicrobial activity than hexane extracts. Among all microorganisms studied Erwinia caratovara and Streptococcus mutans showed the considerable growth inhibition with chloroform and methanolic extracts.

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