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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 6
First page : ( 1983) Last page : ( 1990)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00347.X

Analysis of bioactive compounds from Spirulina gessneri and studying its Antibacterial activity against wound Infection causing pathogens

Selvi K. Vanmathi1, Hemalatha M.1, Rajeshkumar S.2,*

1Department of Microbiology, Sri Akilandeswari Women's College, Wandiwash-604 408, TN, India

2School of Bio-Sciences and Technology (SBST), Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore-632014, TN, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ssrajeshkumar@hotmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.

Abstract

Spirulina gessneri is the major nutrients containing food with pharmacologically important bioactive components are studied earlier. In this present investigation ethanol and aqueous solvent used for the algal extract preparation. The phytochemicals such as steroids, alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, tannins, saponins, quinines and cardiac glycosides, protein and sugars anlysed using biochemical test. The wound infection causing bacteria from pus samples were used for antimicrobial activity of spirulina extracts. The antimicrobial activity against wound infection pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pyogenes and Enterococci were analyzed by Agar well diffusion method and paper disc diffusion method shows good zone of inhibition indicates the pharmacological properties of spirulina extracts.

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Keywords

Wound infection, Spirulina gessneri, Phytochemicals, Antimicrobials.

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