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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 1714-1727
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.201


Evaluation of Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Cow Urine against Some Seed Borne Microflora
Tanmay Ghosh1* and M.K. Biswas2
1Department of Microbiology, Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Champadanga, Hooghly, W.B., India
2Department of Plant Protection, Palli Siksha Bhavana, Viswa-Bharati, Sriniketan, Birbhum, W.B., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cow urine therapy and all traditional practices from Indian systems of medicine have a strong scientific base. The cow has proved to be a boon in the areas of agriculture, science and technology, industry, energy, medicine etc. for the development of any nation, in addition being eco-friendly in nature. In the present study the antibacterial and antifungal potentials of cow urine were investigated. Total 9 pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacterial and fungal cultures were used as test organism against three different cow urine samples. Fungal culture includes Aspergillus sp, Rhizopus sp, Mucor sp, Penicillium sp, Alternaria sp, Macrophomina sp and bacterial culture include Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas sp, Streptococcus sp. The highest zone of inhibition was shown against Aspergillus sp while the smallest zone of inhibition was shown against Macrophomina sp in fresh cow urine. The highest zone of inhibition was shown against Aspergillus sp while the smallest zone of inhibition was shown against Pseudomonas sp in photoactivated cow urine. The highest zone of inhibition was shown against Bacillus subtilis while the smallest zone of inhibition was shown against Pseudomonas sp in sterile cow urine. Based on cumulative effect against the test organism, the raw urine sample was found to be the most efficient inhibiting all the 9 test cultures but the activity was reported low against fungi compared bacteria.


Keywords: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Cow Urine, Seed borne microflora
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Tanmay Ghosh and Biswas, M.K. 2018. Evaluation of Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Cow Urine against Some Seed Borne Microflora.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 1714-1727. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.201