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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 315-322
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.037


Studies on Antibacterial activity of Leaf Extracts of Rhododendron arboreum and hododendron campanulatum
Ved Prakash*, Shelly Rana and Anand Sagar
Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, (H.P.) 171005, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The antibacterial activity of the methanolic and acetone leaf extracts of Rhododendron arboreum and Rhododendron campanulatum was determined in-vitro against medically important pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Yersinia pestis, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus following agar-well diffusion method using different concentrations (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%). Results showed low to significant antibacterial activity against the mentioned bacterial strains. Methanolic leaf extract was found to be more effective against selected pathogenic bacterial spp. as compared to acetone leaf extract. Further the leaf extract of both plants inhibited gram- positive bacteria more efficiently than gram- negative bacteria.  Therefore, the leaf extracts of these plants can be selected for further investigation to determine their therapeutic potential.


Keywords: Rhododendron arboreum, Rhododendron campanulatum, Antibacterial activity,Agar-well diffusion.
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Ved Prakash, Shelly Rana and Anand Sagar. 2016. Studies on Antibacterial activity of Leaf Extracts of Rhododendron arboreum and Rhododendron campanulatum. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 315-322. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.037