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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-13

Antibacterial activity on Citrullus colocynthis leaf extract


1 Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science (Autonomous) College, G. N. Mills, Coimbatore 29,TamilNadu, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Botany, Government Arts and Science (Autonomous) College, Coimbatore 18, Tamil Nadu, India

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S Shyamala gowri
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science (Autonomous) College, G. N. Mills, Coimbatore 29,TamilNadu
India
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Studies on the antibacterial activities of the leaf extract of Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitaceae), a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various ailments was carried out using agar disc diffusion technique. The results revealed that the crude acetone extract exhibited antibacterial activities against Pseudomonas aeruginosa with zones of inhibition measuring 14.0mm. The chloroform leaf extract exhibited no antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. The minimum inhibitory concentration for the chloroform extract was 4.0mm for Escherichia coli.


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