ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : A Study Of Antimicrobial Activity Of Acalypha Indica Against Selected Microbial Species
Authors : Rajaselvam J, Benila smily J.M, Meena R
Keywords : Acalypha indica, agar well diffusion, antimicrobial, phyto chemical
Issue Date : September 2012
Abstract :
The present study deals with the leaf extracts of Acalypha indica were tested against bacteria by agar well diffusion method. Antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica was studied using different solvent like acetone and aqueous against bacterial strains like Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Klebsiellasp. The acetone extract of Acalypha indica showed the maximum zone of inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis, minimum inhibition of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella sp. The aqueous extract of Acalypha indica showed maximum inhibition against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. Klebsiella sp was resistant to aqueous extract of Acalypha indica. Antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica plant was due to the presence of phyto chemical compounds like Alkaloids, Tannins, Saponins, Steroids and Proteins.
Page(s) : 473-476
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 3, No.9