ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Varahalarao Vadlapudi
Phytochemistry and Microbiology lab, Department of Botany, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam – 530 003, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2011;5(2):993-995
© The Author(s). 2011
Received: 25/06/2011 | Accepted: 08/08/2011| Published: 31/10/2011

Aspergillus flavus is common and widespread in nature it produces aflatoxins which are carcinogenic and immunosuppressive in human being. Bioassays for antimicrobial activities were carried out using stem, leaves and flowers of 10 medicinal plants were against A. flavus that have been popularly used as folk medicines using agar well diffusion technique.  It is well known that plants containing active compounds are able to inhibit the microbial growth. Among all the tested plants S.apetala showed highest and significant activity with all three concentrations 100 mg/ml 250mg/ml and 500mg/ml DMSO.  This study, has to some extent, validated the medicinal potential of the plants. Further studies are needed to establish the exact mechanism of action for antimicrobial action of the plant extract.


Aspergillus flavus, Bioassays, Antimicrobial activity, Medicinal potential

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