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Induced Dwarf Mutant in Catharanthus roseus with Enhanced Antibacterial Activity

Authors
Journal
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
0250-474X
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
72
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0250-474x.78541
Keywords
  • Short Communication
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Evaluation of an ethyl methane sulphonate-induced dwarf mutant of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don revealed that the mutant exhibited marked variation in morphometric parameters. The in vitro antibacterial activity of the aqueous and alcoholic leaf extracts of the mutant and control plants was investigated against medically important bacteria. The mutant leaf extracts showed enhanced antibacterial activity against all the tested bacteria except Bacillus subtilis.

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