In-vitro antibacterial study on leaf extracts of Abutilon indicum linn

H. Gurumurthy, Y. L. Ramachandra, Padmalatha S. Rai

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The antimicrobial activity of petroleum ether, Chloroform and Methanol extract obtained from Abutilon indicum was tested against Gram-negative bacteria like Escherichia coli ATCC 69314, Klebsiella pneumoniae NCIM 2719, Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCIM 2200 and Agrobacterium tumefaciens NCIM 2943 and two strains of Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus NCIM 2080 and Bacillus subtilis MTCC 441,using agar well diffusion method. In this study, the highest antibacterial potentials were observed against Streptococcus aereus (18.72±0.01mm), Pseudomoas aeruginosa (17.49±0.14mm). Klebsiella pneumoniae (17.15±0.03) and less activity found against Escherichia coli (9.75±0.13) Our finding suggest that the petroleum ether and methanol extract of abutilon indicum has potent antibacterial activity against the pathogenic strains of pseudomonas aeruginosa, streptococcus aeures and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1892-1896
Number of pages5
JournalElectronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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