Screening the Antimicrobial activity of some semi-arid zone weed plants against Clinical and Environmental Microbial Pathogens in Great Thar Desert in India

Authors(3) :-Vikram, Chandra Gurnani, Shinam Mukhija

In vitro antibacterial activity of weed plants (Tribulus terrestris & Ageratum conyzoides) found in semi-arid region of Rajasthan was analysed in this study. Traditional uses for these plants treat specific conditions or diseases. The present study examined the antibacterial activity of two weed plants using the disk diffusion method using Ethanolic, aqueous & Methanolic extract as part of the process of understanding the chemistry, toxicity and efficacy of these plant extracts. Ethanol extracts of the herbs were examined using a standard antimicrobial disk diffusion method. Extracts were tested against both Gram negative (Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhi and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) & Gram positive (Bacillus cereus & Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria. This present pilot study data with T. terrestris plant extract resulted in active against Staphylococcus aureus and P. aeruginosa while A. conyzoides plant extract showed good antimicrobial activity against V. cholerae. These results served to validate our procedures and indicate the need for the present study. Implications of these results for bioactivity and drug discovery potential of plant extracts can be further explored. This study serves as basis for further research on these weed plants.

Authors and Affiliations

Department of Biotechnology, IASE (D) University, Sardarshahar, Churu, Rajasthan, India
Chandra Gurnani
Department of Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand College, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India
Shinam Mukhija
Department of Biotechnology, IASE (D) University, Sardarshahar, Churu, Rajasthan, India

Antibacterial activity, T. terrestris, A. conyzoides, Semi-arid region, Disk Diffusion Method

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 162-166
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162311
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Vikram, Chandra Gurnani, Shinam Mukhija, " Screening the Antimicrobial activity of some semi-arid zone weed plants against Clinical and Environmental Microbial Pathogens in Great Thar Desert in India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.162-166, May-June-2016.
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