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Pteridological Research
An International Journal

Current Volume        No. 6(1)                                                                   June,2017

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Antibacterial activity of some pteridophytes

M. Maridass and G.Raju

 

Abstract

 

The aim of the present study, antibacterial activity of some fern extract was studied active against Gram +ve and Gram -ve bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella paratyphi A, Salmonella paratyphi B, Salmonella marscence, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis were investigated by disc diffusion method. Collected plant materials are dried and extracted with 70% of ethanol. The results of observed that good antibacterial activity and greater the area of inhibition zone indicate the presence of good potentiality of antibacterial activity.

 

Key Words: pteridophytes, extract, bacteria, inhibition zone

 

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