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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(12): 594-602
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.512.064


In-vitro Antimicrobial Screening of Dendrophthoe falcata (L.F.) Ettingsh
Anita Jain1* and Mahima Sharma2
1Department of Botany, Vidya Bhawan Rural Institute, Udaipur- 313001(Rajasthan), India
2Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bioassay (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol) of various leaf and stem extracts of Dendrophthoe falcata (L.F.) Ettingsh were investigated for an in vitro antimicrobial activity against five bacteria: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pneumoniae and two fungi Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. Among all the extracts of leaf and stem, methanolic and ethyl acetate shows good sensitivity against all the tested organisms.  Furthermore, among fungi studied, methanolic extract of leaf showed higher antifungal activity against A. niger while in stem ethyl acetate and methanol showed moderate antifungal activity against A. niger.  In C. albicans ethyl acetate extract of stem found to most active. The present investigation showed the effectiveness of crude extract of this plant against tested microorganisms.


Keywords: Antimicrobial screening, Phytochemical, Dendrophthoe falcata, Aravalli hills, Rajasthan.
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Anita Jain and Mahima Sharma. 2016. In-vitro Antimicrobial Screening of Dendrophthoe falcata (L.F.) Ettingsh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(12): 594-602. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.512.064