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Least Concerned Bark and Stipules of Artocarpus Species (Moraceae) An Effective Antibacterial Agent

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam - 629 165, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 25-29, February,10 (2014)

Abstract

The present study aims to evaluate the comparative antibacterial properties of bark and stipule samples of Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jack fruit), Artocarpus hirsutus (Wild jack), and Artocarpus altilis (Bread fruit) extracted with Acetone, Distilled water, Ethanol, Chloroform, Petroleum ether and Benzene against various clinical pathogens like Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi and Bacillus subtilis. The antimicrobial activity study was carried out using agar well diffusion method. The results obtained indicated that both the samples of the selected three species possess a potent anti-bacterial activity against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. typhi and B. subtilis using different extracts. Hence the bark and stipule samples of selected species form a potentially good source of antimicrobial agent and demonstrate its importance in medicinal systems as a good functional medicine.

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