Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 6 No. 4

Antifungal Activities of Different Crude Fractions of Aerva javanica

Jameel Ahmed Khader1, Shabir Ahmad2, Naser Mohamed AbdElsalam1, Riaz ullah3 and Muhammad Islam2

1AR-Riyadh Community College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2Department of Chemistry, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat-26000, KPK, Pakistan. 3Department of Chemistry, Government Degree College Ara Khel FR Kohat, KPK Pakistan.

Received on 10 October 2012 and accepted on 03 December 2012

 

ABSTRACT

This is a preliminary study, the antimicrobial activities of butanol, methanol, ethyleactate, chloroform, n-hexane and water crude fraction of Aerva javanica were reported. The fungal strains used in this study are Fusarium nigar, Aspergillus fumigates and Aspergillus solani. Significant results are obtained in the present investigation. Butanol crude fraction showed 12 mm zone of inhibition against Fusarium nigar. The n-hexane crude fraction of Aerva javanica found active against all the three tested fungal strains. The highest zone of inhibition resulted for n-hexane crude fraction is 11 mm against Aspergillus fumigates.

Keywords : Antifungal activity, Aerva javanica, Amranthaceae.