ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

V. Ravitchandirane1 , A. Chitra2 and T. Ganesan3
1Department of Zoology, Centre for Post-Graduate Studies, Puducherry – 605 008, India.
2Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science, Puducherry – 605 006, India.
3Department of Plant Science, Tagore Arts College, Puducherry – 605 008, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):175-180
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 12/07/2008 | Accepted: 30/09/2008| Published: 30/04/2009

The crude methanol and petroleum ether fractions of Narcine timlei were tested for antimicrobial activity against pathogenic fungi and bacteria by zone of inhibition method. The antimicrobial potential of both the extracts was compared with standard antibiotics.  The crude methanol fraction exhibited highest activity indicating the fish as a source of antimicrobial substances.


Electric ray, Bioactivity, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Crude extract

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