In-vitro bioactivity of Indian medicinal plants Lantana camara and Mimosa pudica against important pathogens

By Varahalarao Vadlapudi, K. Chandrashekar Naidu
 

Abstract

Methanolic extracts from different parts of Lantana camara and Mimosa pudica were evaluated for potential antimicrobial activity against medically important pathogenic strains. The present study aimed at evaluating the in vitro antimicrobial activity of methanolic extracts of medicinal plant against Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus niger, Macrophomina phaseolina and Rhizoctonia solani using agar well diffusion technique. The extract showed the highest activity against Aspergillus flavus. Hence, these plants can be used to discover bioactive natural products that may serve as leads in the development of new pharmaceuticals that address not fulfilled therapeutic needs. 

 

Key Words : Alternaria alternata, Methanolic extract, Agar well diffusion technique. 

 

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