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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 10-12

Antibacterial Activity of Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight. & Arn. (Asclepidaceae)


1 Centre for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, St.Xavier's College (Autonomous), Tirunelveli, India
2 Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, St. Mary's College, Thoothukudi. Tamil Nadu, India
3 Genecity Laboratory, Pune, India

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C Kalidass
Centre for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, St.Xavier's College (Autonomous), Tirunelveli
India
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leptadenia reticulata of Asclepidaceae family is a shrub, originally property of Petroleum ether, Alcohol & Chloroform extract of L. reticulata . The antimicrobial testing was carried out by "Disc diffusion method". Amongst the tested three extracts, chloroform extract showed high antimicrobial activity against E. coli , alcoholic extract showed high antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, while Petroleum ether extract showed antibacterial activity against Klebsilla pneumonae


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