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Ibrahim and Fagbohun

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (6), pp. 458-463, June 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 100912103

 

Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Ethanolic and Methanolic Extract of Dried Seeds of Buchhlozia Coriacea

 

1Ibrahim T.A.* and 2Fagbohun E.D.

 

1Department of Food  Science&  Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.

2Department of Microbiology,Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

 

*Corresponding author: tessieuptown @ yahoo. ca


Abstract:

The antibacterial activities of the ethanol and methanol extract of the dried seeds of B. coriacea against clinically significant bacterial isolates were determined using the agar well diffusion method. It showed Staphylococcus aureus was the most susceptible while Bacillus cereus was the least susceptible to the extracts with methanol extract being more effective against the clinical bacterial isolates. The extracts inhibited the growth of the bacterial isolates in a concentration dependant manner. The antifungal activity of the extracts on radial mycelical growth of the test fungi showed that Aspergillus niger was the most susceptible while Rhizopus spp was the least susceptible.
 
 KEYWORDS: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Extract, Seeds, Buchhlozia coriacea.

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