search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009, pp. 141-144
Bioline Code: md09025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009, pp. 141-144

 en Antimicrobial Potency of Pentaclethra Macrophylla check for this species in other resources Seed Extract on Seven Selected Pathogens
Olaitan, J. O.; Kareem, S. O. & Dada, S. O.

Abstract

The antimicrobial efficacy of extracts of Pentaclethra macrophylla check for this species in other resources in ethanol, methanol and water was determined against Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources , Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources , Klebsiella check for this species in other resources species, Salmonella typhi check for this species in other resources , Aspergills niger check for this species in other resources and Candida albican check for this species in other resources using paper disc and hole diffusion methods. The results revealed that the growths of test organisms were inhibited by extracts used. The least inhibitory zone (25.0mm) was best recorded in ethanol extract against A. niger and C. albicans. The minimum inhibitory concentration of the extracts ranges between 62.5-250mg/ml on the test isolates. However, the antimicrobial potency of Pentaclethra macrophylla was more prominent against bacterial isolates than fungal isolates. These findings lend more weight to the use of Pentaclethra macrophylla seed for therapeutic purposes.

Keywords
Pentaclethra macrophylla, antibacterial, microorganism

 
© Copyright 2009 - African Journal of Biomedical Research

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 16-Oct-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil