Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Antimicrobial Activity of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters of Some Members of Chenopodiaceae

Authors
  • Chandrasekaran, Manivachagam
  • Kannathasan, Krishnan
  • Venkatesalu, Venugopalan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2008
Volume
63
Issue
5-6
Pages
331–336
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/znc-2008-5-604
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) extracts of four halophytic plants, viz. Arthrocnemum indicum, Salicornia brachiata, Suaeda maritima and Suaeda monoica belonging to the family Chenopodiaceae, were prepared and their composition was analyzed by GC-MS. The FAME extracts were also screened for antibacterial and antifungal activities. The GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of more saturated fatty acids than unsaturated fatty acids. Among the fatty acids analyzed, the relative percentage of lauric acid was high in S. brachiata (61.85%). The FAME extract of S. brachiata showed the highest antibacterial and antifungal activities among the extracts tested. The other three extracts showed potent antibacterial and moderate anticandidal activities.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times