Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-MB-00001331
Title: Antimicrobial and Phytochemical Screening inMyristica dactyloides Gaertn.
Category: Microbiology
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    Antimicrobial and phytochemical screenings were identified in Myristica dactyloides Gaertn, The various solvent (petroleum ether, chloroform, and ethanol) extracts of the root bark, stem bark and leaves were tested by the agar well diffusion method against 12 human pathogenic bacteria and 6 human pathogenic fungus. Ethanol extract of root bark showed more activity of 16 – 21 mm to all the bacteria. As a whole, it has expressed 21 mm inhibition to four bacteria, where as 20 mm to one bacterium, Respectively 19 mm to two bacteria, 17 mm for four bacteria and 16 mm to one bacterium. In the case of fungi, the activities were 12 – 23 mm. plants do not express activity to fungi even when it expresses it is at the low profile. In the present study, the root bark exhibited a wide range of activities to both the bacteria and fungi. This plant has the potential for the development of drugs for various diseases. Petroleum ether extract could also be explored next to the ethanol extract.

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    M. Koperuncholan, S. Ahmed John

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    Department of Botany, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

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    M. Koperuncholan
    Department of Botany,
    Jamal Mohamed College,
    Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu,India.


    Received on: 16-11-2010; Revised on: 18-12-2010; Accepted on:17-01-2011

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    Author:

    M. Koperuncholan, S. Ahmed John

    Title:Antimicrobial and Phytochemical Screening inMyristica dactyloides Gaertn.
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):4 (February)
    Year:2011
    Page No: (398-400)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial activity, phytochemistry,Agar Well-Diffusion Assay
    Research Materials:Myristica dactyloides

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Antimicrobial activity phytochemistry Myristica dactyloides

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