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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 12, No. 4, 2008, pp. 63-65
Bioline Code: ja08067
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2008, pp. 63-65

 en Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial Activity of the Extract of Leaves of Fleabane ( Conyza sumatrensis check for this species in other resources )
Jack, I.R. & Okorosaye-Orubite, K.

Abstract

Phytochemical analysis of the extracts from the leaves of the plant fleabane ( Conyza sumatrensis check for this species in other resources ) revealed the presence of some substances such as tannins, flavonoids, saponins, steroids and glycosides. The presence of these substances is an indicator of the pharmacological property as well as the nutritive value of the plant leaves. Antimicrobial tests showed that the leaves extract is not sensitive towards the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources , Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Bacillus check for this species in other resources spp and Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources , but inhibited the growth of the fungus Aspergillus niger check for this species in other resources .

 
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