Antibacterial and antifungal properties of the methanol extract from the stem of Argyreia argentea

Authors

  • Md. Atiar Rahman Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331
  • Taslima Ahsan Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331
  • Saiful Islam Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjp.v5i1.4700

Keywords:

Argyreia argentea, Antifungal, Kanamycin, Disc diffusion

Abstract

Antibacterial properties of methanol extract of Argyreia argentea stem was studied on Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria by disc diffusion method. The extract showed zone of inhibition against Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus cereus, B. subtilis, B. megaterium and Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram negative bacteria [E. Coli, Salmonella typhae, S. paratyphae, Pseudomonous sp. (I), Pseudomonous sp. (II) and Shigella sonnei]. In addition, the extract was found effective against some fungi like Aspergillus flavous, Fusarium equiseti, Altenaria alternate, Aspergillus niger, Colletotrichum corphori.

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Author Biography

Md. Atiar Rahman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331

Assistant Professor

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Published

2010-06-08

How to Cite

Rahman, M. A., T. Ahsan, and S. Islam. “Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of the Methanol Extract from the Stem of Argyreia Argentea”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 5, no. 1, June 2010, pp. 41-44, doi:10.3329/bjp.v5i1.4700.

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