ISSN: 0973-7510

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S. Geetha and S. Manikandaselvi
Department of Biochemistry, S.T.E.T. Women’s College, Mannargudi – 614 001, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2011;5(2):953-957
© The Author(s). 2011
Received: 18/02/2011 | Accepted: 21/04/2011| Published: 31/10/2011
Abstract

Lactobacillus, Streptococcus are gram positive bacteria. These two bacteria isolated from milk.  Lactobacillus, Streptococcus could be identified from milk through various biochemical test. In the present study an attempt has been made to carry out   screening   for the preliminary antibacterial activity of plants used in Indian folk medicine. The aim of the study was to select an active plant extract may be useful in developing new lead compounds to control diseases. Three plants were selected for preliminary screening of their antibacterial potentiality , viz, Cleome viscosa, Hygrophila auriculata, Aristida stricta.The antibacterial activity was done by Disc diffusion method against Lactobacillus and streptococcus.

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Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, Cleome viscosa, Hygrophila auriculata, Aristida stricta

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