Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 9, Issue 1, 2007; Page No.(79-81)

SCREENING FOR THE EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF SOLANUM NIGRUM L.

M. VARADARAJAN, V.GURUCHANDRAN, S.M.NAGARAJAN, E.NATARAJAN R. PUNITHA, C. GEETHA, S. RAMYA

Abstract

Ethyl acetate, chloroform and methanol extracts of Solanum nigrum leaves were investigated individually for in vitro antibacterial activity by well diffusion method against Aeromonas hydrophila and Staphylococcus aureus. High antibacterial activity was found in ethyl acetate leaf extracts, followed by other extracts .The results of this study indicate that the leaf extracts have more potential of antibacterial activity and is concentration dependant.

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