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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2011, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 137) Last page : ( 139)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.

Antibacterial properties of the methanol extract from the flower of Cassia auriculata L

Shanmuganathan P., Muthukumaran P.*

Meenakshi Chandra Sekaran College of Arts and Science, Pattukkottai-614 626, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: P. Muthukumaran Department of Biochemistry Meenakshi Chandra Sekaran College of Arts and Science Pattukkottai -614 626, Tamil Nadu, India E-mail: kumaran.bio82@yahoo.com

Online published on 21 March, 2013.

Abstract

Antibacterial properties of methanol extract of Cassia auriculata flower was studied on three Gram positive and seven Gram negative bacteria by disc diffusion method. The extract showed zone of inhibition against Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus cereus, B. subtilis and B. megaterium) and Gram negative bacteria [Streptococcus aureus, E. Coli, Salmonella typhae, S. paratyphae, Pseudomonous sp (I), Pseudomonous sp (II) and Shigella sonnei].

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