Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 2, 2011; Page No.(271-275)

EVALUATION OF TERMITE MOUND SOIL FOR ANTIVIRAL PROPERTY WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO MEASLES AND MUMPS

A. YOGAMOORTHI AND Y. VALENTINA

Abstract

Aquous and ethanol extracts of termite mound soil are evaluated for antiviral property using cell viability assay, antiviral assay, MTT assay and cytotoxicity assay. The results revealed that both extracts showed higher level of antiviral property to the tune of 1:256 dilution and highest activity towards measles when compared to its standard. The reason for such pharmacological bioactivity of the soil is discussed with previous reports.

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