Applied Microbiology: Open Access
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Sumitra Chanda

Sumitra Chanda
Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Microbiological Laboratory, Department of Biosciences (UGC-CAS), Saurashtra University - Rajkot,
360 005, Gujarat

  • Research Article
    Antimicrobial Efficacy of Different Solvent Extracts of Tagetes erecta L. Flower, Alone and in Combination with Antibiotics
    Author(s): Hemali Padalia and Sumitra ChandaHemali Padalia and Sumitra Chanda

    Bacteria have evolved numerous defences against antimicrobial agent and drug resistance in pathogen is on rise. This is due to rapid development of multi-drug resistance, limited anti-bacterial spectrum and adverse effects of available anti-microbial agents. This necessitates the search for new antimicrobials with diverse structures and novel mechanism of action. Flowers are mostly used for ornamental purposes and they are not frequently worked out hence marigold flower was selected for the study. The antimicrobial activity of different solvent (Hexane, Toluene, Ethyl acetate, Acetone, Methanol and Aqueous) extracts of marigold flowers were evaluated by agar well diffusion method against a panel of pathogenic microorganisms. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of acetone extract and its fraction were evaluated. B. cereus and K. p.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2471-9315.1000106

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