publication . Article . 2013

Antibacterial activity of the terrestrial fern Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw. against multidrug resistant enteric- and uro-pathogenic bacteria

Nabakishore Nayak; Sibanarayan Rath; Monali P. Mishra; Goutam Ghosh; Rabindra N. Padhy;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Journal of Acute Disease, volume 2, pages 270-276 (issn: 2221-6189, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine Press
Abstract
Abstract Objective To investigate antibacterial properties of the terrestrial fern Lygodium flexuosum (L. flexuosum) obtained from Kalahandi district, Odisha against enteric- and uro-pathogenic bacteria isolated from clinical samples. Methods Frond-extracts of L. flexuosum were obtained by the cold percolation method using four solvents, petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol and water. Antibacterial potencies of concentrated cold frond-extracts were tested by the agar-well diffusion method against 7 multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria of which, 2 were Gram-positives, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis...
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free text keywords: Antimicrobial, Microbiology, Minimum inhibitory concentration, Minimum bactericidal concentration, Agar diffusion test, Biology, Antibacterial activity, Proteus mirabilis, biology.organism_classification, Multiple drug resistance, Enterobacter aerogenes, Lygodium flexuosum, Terrestrial fern, Multidrug resistant bacteria, Phytochemical analysis, Enteric- and uro-pathogenic bacteria, Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid, RC86-88.9
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