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Abstract

Antimicrobial Activity Of Dioscorea Bulbifera Bulbils

Author(s): Y.N Seetharam, G Jyothishwaran, H Sujeeth, A Barad, G Sharanabasappa, D Shivkumar

The successive extracts of Dioscorea bulbifera (bulbils) has been investigated for in vitro antimicrobial activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Bacillus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus and Rhizopus nigricans. The petroleum ether and chloroform extracts showed significant activity against A. fumigatus and R. nigricans. The petroleum ether and distilled water extract showed good activity against K. pneumoniae. The chloroform extract showed feeble activity against S. aureus.