Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-2
M. Pant1*, T. Ambwani2 and V. Umapathi3
1Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, *Faculty, Department of Biotechnology, 2Dept. of Veterinary Biochemistry, College of Veterinary and Animal Science,
3 Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station,
*Author For Correspondence
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
In the present study Ashwagandha plant was screened for antiviral activity against Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Replication. The hydro- alcoholic extract of Withania somnifera roots showed the inhibition of virus at maximum 99.9 % in its highest nontoxic concentration, 25µg/ml in Cytopathic Effect Reduction Assay. Results indicated that the Withania somnifera root extract has antiviral property against Infectious Bursal Disease virus.
Keywords: Infectious Bursal Disease Virus, Ashwagandha, hydro-alcoholic extract, Antiviral, Withania somnifera
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