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Antimicrobial activity of mangrove plant AcrostichumSpeciosum

Saad, Shahbudin and Bakhtiar, M. Taher and Darnis, Deny Susanti and Qaralleh, Haitham and Noorhaidi, Nooradila and Awang, Anis Fadhlina Izyani (2013) Antimicrobial activity of mangrove plant AcrostichumSpeciosum. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 7. pp. 253-257. ISSN 0973-7510 (In Press)

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Abstract

The antimicrobial activity of leaves, stem and root of Acrostichumspeciosumwas evaluatedusing different polarity extraction solvents namely n-hexane, ethyl-acetate and methanol.The samples were tested by disc diffusion and microdilution method against sixmicroorganisms after the extraction process for their antimicrobial activity. All extracts tested in disc diffusion test showed no antimicrobial activity. The exception of this is the moderate antibacterial activity of the ethyl-acetate root extracts against the Gram-positive strains (Bacillus cereus) and the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Ethyl-acetate root extracts appeared to have bacteriostatic and bactericidal action against B. cereus at the concentration equal to 0.04 mg/mL (MIC=MBC) while it has bacteriostatic action against E. coli at the concentration equal to 0.012 mg/mL.The inhibition of microbial growth at concentration as low as 0.04 mg/mL indicated the potent antimicrobial activity of ethyl-acetate root extracts of A. speciosum.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5605/36884
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibacterial, Antifungal,Acrostichumspeciosum ,Mangroves
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Taher
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 14:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36884

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