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Authors Chandrasekaran, M., K. Kannathasan, V. Venkatesalu and K. Prabhakar
Title Antibacterial activity of some salt marsh halophytes and mangrove plants against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Source World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Author Keywords Mangroves Halophytes Antibacterial Staphylococcus aureus Disc diffusion excoecaria-agallocha antimicrobial activity vancomycin polyphenols
Abstract The antibacterial activity of aqueous and methanol extracts of leaves/shoots of five salt marsh halophytes and six mangroves was studied against methicillin resistant, clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. There was a clear comparability between the salt marsh halophytes and mangroves in their antibacterial action. The mangrove plants possessed higher antibacterial potency than the salt marsh halophytes. The highest activity was recorded with the methanol extract of Excoecaria agallocha followed by the methanol extracts of Aegiceras corniculatum, Lumnitzera racemosa and Ceriops decandra. The minimum inhibitory concentration ( MIC) values ranged from 0.125 to 4 mg/mL and 1 to 16 mg/mL for methanol and aqueous extracts, respectively. Further separation of active principle from the potent mangrove plant will be useful for the control of drug resistant strains of S. aureus.
Author Address [Chandrasekaran, M.; Kannathasan, K.; venkatesalu, V.] Annamalai Univ, Dept Bot, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamil Nadu, India. [Prabhakar, K.] Annamalai Univ, Rajah Muthiah Med Coll & Hosp, Dept Clin Microbiol, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamil Nadu, India. Venkatesalu, V (reprint author), Annamalai Univ, Dept Bot, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamil Nadu, India. venkatesalu@yahoo.com
ISSN 0959-3993
ISBN 0959-3993
29-Character Source Abbreviation World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.
Publication Date Jan
Year Published 2009
Volume 25
Issue 1
Beginning Page 155-160
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s11274-008-9869-1
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000261413100021
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