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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 20-29
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.003


Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activities of the Aerial Plant Extracts of Elytraria acaulis
B.Suresh Babu*, M. Lakshmi Narasu, B. Venkanna, Kodaparthi Ashwitha, CH.Kalyani and CH. Narmada
Centre for Biotechnology, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500 085, Telangana State, India
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Abstract:

Antimicrobial and Antioxidative activities of the aerial parts of the Elytraria acaulis a stem less perennial herb of Acantheceae family has been carried out in the present study. Extracts of the aerial parts of the plant (Stem & Leaves) were prepared in different organic solvents such as n-Hexane, ethanol, methanol and ethyl acetate. Initially total phenolic & total flavonoid content of the aerial parts in different solvent extracts was estimated. All the extracts were analyzed for antimicrobial properties against various pathogenic bacterial infections (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella Species, Proteus vulgaris and Salmonella Typhi). Amongst all the extracts, methanolic extract exhibited significant antimicrobial activity. The crude methanol extracts of leaves showed good inhibitory effects against pathogens. The free radical scavenging and antioxidant activity (AA) of the aerial extracts of Elytraria acaulis in different organic solvents was also assayed by DPPH assay, reducing power assay and FRAP assay. The aerial extracts of Elytraria acaulis has shown significant antimicrobial and anti oxidant activity. Hence further studies on this plant will enable elucidation of its therapeutic properties and medicinal applications.


Keywords: Aerial parts, Antimicrobial activities, Antioxidant assays, Elytraria acaulis, Organic solvents, Pathogenic bacterial infections.
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Suresh Babu, B., M. Lakshmi Narasu, B. Venkanna, Kodaparthi Ashwitha, CH. Kalyani and Narmada, CH. 2016. Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activities of the Aerial Plant Extracts of Elytraria acaulisInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 20-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.003