Ibrahim And Fagbohun

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

 


1
Ibrahim
T.A.* and

2
Fagbohun E.D.

 


1
Department
of Food  Science
& 
Technology,


Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo
,
Ondo State, Nigeria
.


2
Department
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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