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Antibacterial and antifungal activities of different organic solvent extracts of Acalypha indica (Linn.)

The present study is about the evaluation of antibacterial and antifungal activities of crude extracts of leaves of Acalypha indica L. using different solvents like petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone and methanol. The effect of different extracts were tested on Gram positive bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Gram negative bacteria like Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris, Shigella flexneri and Proteus mirabilis and on the fungal species Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Aspergillus flavus by in vitro disc diffusion method.

Author(s): S. Selvamani and S. Balamurugan

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