Ibrahim and Fagbohun
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (6), pp. 458-463, June 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
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
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
KEYWORDS: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Extract, Seeds, Buchhlozia coriacea.