Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 1, Pages: 94-95
M. Pugalenthi, A. Doss, D. Rajendrakumaran and V. Vadivel1*
Department of Botany, Government Arts College; 1 Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam Univ., Coimbatore, India
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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