Antimicrobial activity of Dioscorea bulbifera bulbils.


Seetharam Y.N; Jyothishwaran G; Sujeeth H; Barad A; Sharanabasappa G; Shivkumar D. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106

Date: 4 April 2004


ABSTRACT: The successive extracts of Dioscorea bulbifera (bulbils) has been investigated for in vitro antimicrobial activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Bacillus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus and Rhizopus nigricans. The petroleum ether and chloroform extracts showed significant activity against A. fumigatus and R. nigricans. The petroleum ether and distilled water extract showed good activity against K. pneumoniae. The chloroform extract showed feeble activity against S. aureus.

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