EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF DIFFERENT PARTS OF MEDICINAL FERN – MARSILEA MINUTA L.

  • G. NAGARAJAN AND A. JOHN DE BRITTO* G. NAGARAJAN AND A. JOHN DE BRITTO* PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT, POST GRADUATE AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY AND PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, ST.XAVIER'S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), PALAYAMKOTTAI - 627 002, TAMIL NADU, INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: bjohnde@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

The present aim is to study the antimicrobial activity of different plant parts of Marselia minuta L. (rhizome, frond and sporocarp) found around the Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu. Antibacterial activity screened against Gram +ve and Gram –ve bacteria. Collected plant materials are dried and the soluble extracts are made using organic solvent like ethanol.  Antimicrobial activities are measured using agar cup diffusion method. Greater the area of inhibition zone indicates the presence of good potentiality of antimicrobial activity. Rhizome and frond extracts show good antimicrobial activity than sporocarp.

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Published
2014-04-01
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