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Abstract

Antibacterial activity of mushroom Osmoporus odoratus

Author(s): R Sivakumar1, T Vetrichelvan1, NN Rajendran2, M Indira Devi1, K Sundaramoorthi1, ASK Shankar1, S Shanmugam1
1 Department of Pharmaceutics, Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603 319, India 2 Department of Pharmaceutics, Madras Medical College, Chennai-600 002, India

Correspondence Address:
R Sivakumar Department of Pharmaceutics, Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603 319 India E-mail: [email protected]


The petroleum ether, chloroform, acetone and water extracts of mushroom Osmoporus odoratus were selected for examine the antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa by disc diffusion method using Muller Hinton agar media. And the extracts were compared with that of standard ampicillin (30 µg) and chloramphenicol (30 µg). The water extract alone showed antibacterial activity against the tested organisms and the results were comparable with that of ampicillin rather than chloramphenicol.

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