• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 1, Pages: 94-95

Original Article

Antibacterial activity of Canavalia ensiformis L.DC seeds due to solvent extract and fraction method


The study was performed to evaluate the antibacterial activity of Canavalia ensiformis L.DC. seeds, against clinically important pathogenic bacteria: S. aureus, B. subtilis, S. pyrogens, E. coli, S. typhi, P. vulgaris, P. aeruginosa and K. pneumonia using methanol extract and its fractions in water: chloroform. The methanol extract exhibited better inhibitory activity (MIC < or = 0.125 to 4.0 mg/L) against many test bacteria compared to the extract fractions.
Keywords: Canavalia ensiformis, methanol extract, antimicrobial activity, MIC. 


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