Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 8, Issue 4, 2006; Page No.(835-837)

STUDIES ON ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF EUDRILUS EUGINAE AGAINST PATHOGENIC MICROBES

S. AHMED JOHN AND M PACKIALAKSHMI

Abstract

The antimicrobial activity of vermiextract was assessed against four human pathogenic microorganisms. Especialy strains of Proteus species are a prominent cause of urinary tract infection in children. Proteus strains are usually seen in hospital patients, particularly in elderly males. A variety of other infections like surgical wounds or bedsores occur in hospitals are usually considered to be originated from the gut flora. Proteus species may provoke the formation of calculi (stones) in the urinary tract. The present investigation deals with particular urinary tract pathogenic organisms like E.coli., Proteus, Providencia, Morganella species. Screening was performed by disc diffusion method. The zone of inhibition ranges from 15mm to 20mm against 1.0 X 108 cells of each culture at 1 mg concentration of vermiextract, Vermiextract was most effective against Proteus species.

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