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Antibacterial activity of stem and leaf extract ofKedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.

Authors
  • Priyavardhini, S
  • Gowri, S Shyamala
  • Vasantha, K
  • Umadevi, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ancient science of life
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2008
Volume
28
Issue
2
Pages
10–11
Identifiers
PMID: 22557304
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The present study aimed at evaluating the antimicrobial activity of chloroform extracts of stem and leaf of Kedrostis foetidissima (jacq.) cogn. (Cucurbitaceae) against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens and Klebsiella pneumoniae. was carried out using agar disc diffusion technique. The results revealed that the chloroform extract of stem presented the highest zone of inhibition against Pseudomonas aeruginosa others show significant zone of inhibition.

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