Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PB-0000446
Title: Antibacterial activity and TLC Bioautography of Ocimum basilicum L. against pathogenic bacteria
Category: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Section: Research Article
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    The study was designed to examine the in vitro antibacterial activity of Ocimum basilicum Linn. Aerial parts of Ocimum basilicum were extarcted with organic solvents (ethanol, methanol, ethyl acetate and hexane) and then evaluated for in vitro activity by using agar well diffusion method against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherischia coli, and Salmonella typhi. The methanol extract showed prominent effect on the tested microorganisms. However, Salmonella typhi was found to be most resistant against the extracts. The MIC and MBC of methanol extract against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus cereus were found to be 0.625 and 1.250 mg/mL ,respectively whereas it was 1.250 and 2.500 mg/mL against Escherischia coli. The TLC analysis of methanol extract showed the appearance of seven spots. The compounds eluted at Rf 0.14, Rf 0.25 and Rf 0.35, exhibited strong antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus.The results provide evidence that Ocimum basilicum might be prominent sources of preservatives in food products.

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    Prakash Chandra Gupta1* , Ritu Batra2, Abhishek Chauhan3, Pankaj Goyal3 and Purshotam Kaushik3

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    1*Microbiology Laboratory,Homoeopathic Pharmacopeia Laboratory,Ghaziabad, 201002.
    2Department of Biotechnology,Career Institute of Technology and Management, Faridabad, India
    3Department of Botany and Microbiology,Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar -249404, U.K., India


    For correspondence:Prakash Chandra Gupta,Microbiology Laboratory,Homoeopathic Pharmacopeia Laboratory,Ghaziabad, 201002.


    Received on:21-10-2008; Accepted on :06-01-2009

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    Prakash Chandra Gupta1* , Ritu Batra2, Abhishek Chauhan3, Pankaj Goyal3 and Purshotam Kaushik3

    Title:Antibacterial activity and TLC Bioautography of Ocimum basilicum L. against pathogenic bacteria
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (March)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (407-409)
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    Methodology:Antibacterial activity,Minimum inhibitory concentration, TLC Bioautography.
    Research Materials: Ocimum basilicum

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Antibacterial activity Ocimum basilicum Minimum inhibitory concentration TLC Bioautography.

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