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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3802-3807
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.437


Antibacterial Activity of Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Peel Extract against Pathogenic and Drug Resistance Bacterial Strains
Alka Chaudhary1 and Siddarth Nandan Rahul2*
1Department of Microbiology C.C.S. University Meerut- 250110, UP, India
2Department of Biotechnology, Agriculture Sciences and Agricultural Informatics, Shobhit University, Meerut- 250110, UP, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The Botanical name of Pomegranate is Punica granatum and it is a bearing fruit shrub, belonging to the family Lythraceae. Punica granatum originated in the region of northern India. Every part of the Punica granatum is useful for our body such as seeds and fibers which provide vitamins-C, vitamins-K, Folate. Seeds of Punica granatum contain oil acids such as Punica acid, Palmitic acid, stearic acid and Oleic acid. Punica granatum peel also shows Antioxidant and Antibacterial activity. Antibacterial activities of peel extract were studied against some bacterial strains as- Pseudomonas fluorescens Pseudomonas aeruginosa Shigella flexneri, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi, and Bacillus subtilis (all are gram negative and also pathogenic to the human). The Punica granatum peel extract were prepared in three organic solvents- Methanol, Ethanol and Benzene. All extract showed the degree of effectiveness against all bacterial strains but the Methanol extract showed the maximum growth inhibition 85.71% against Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria at 100µl/ml extract concentration. Klebsiella pneumoniae is pathogenic and cause disease Pneumonia and can progression in to serve bacterial infection to bloodstream infection, wound infection, urinary tract infection and meningitis. It is also resistance for some antibiotics such as Lincomycin and Oleandomycin. The present study depict that he Punica granatum fruit peel extract (which is waste in industry) showed good Antibacterial activity against given pathogenic and some drug resistance bacterial strains.


Keywords: Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) fruit peel, Pathogenic bacterial strains, Antimicrobial activity, Disc diffusion method, Minimum Inhibitory Concentration.
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How to cite this article: Alka Chaudhary and Siddarth Nandan Rahul. 2017. Antibacterial Activity of Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Peel Extract against Pathogenic and Drug Resistance Bacterial Strains. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3802-3807. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.437Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3802-3807. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.437