ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Hira Munir1 , Muhammad Shahid1, Amer Jamil1 and Abdul Hannan2
1Department of Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
2Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(Spl. Edn. 2):797-802
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 13/08/2014 | Accepted: 30/10/2014 | Published: 30/11/2014

The aim of this study was to evaluate proximate, antibacterial and hemolytic potential of some selected gums. Acacia Senegal, Acacia modesta, Sterculia urens, Ferula asafeotida, Dalbergia sissoo and Albizia lebbeck were the selected gums. The crude and purified gums were used. To determine the antimicrobial potential the disc diffusion method was performed followed with their minimum inhibitory concentration. For the in vitro toxicity the hemolytic analysis was carried out. The selected gums possess antibacterial activity against a panel of bacterial species. The hemolytic analysis reveals that the gum samples were non-toxic. These gums contain high amount of carbohydrates determined through proximate analysis. The results of this study indicate that the gums have bioactive properties and can be explored for their different applications.


Proximate, Antibacterial, Hemolytic, Gums, non-toxic

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