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  • International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology

    ISSN 2278-3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    We guarantee rapid publication. The journal is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.The journal regularly brings up-to-date with focused/current topics.Since the very ancient time man is exploiting Microorganisms as natural resources

  • IJMRT

    ISSN 2278 – 3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology (IJMRT) Guarantees rapid publication.This is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.

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    Microbiology, Ecology, Genetics and Cell Biology,Cell development, Microbial interactions, Advanced/new methodologies, Novel Molecular Biology methods , Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.

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  • Antimicrobial potential of Important Medicinal Plants of India

    Poonam Khatri, Pragati Jamdagni, Anil Sindhu and J.S. Rana
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Abstract

As a large part of population in the world is dependent on herbal medicines, especially in developing countries, study of medicinal plants becomes very crucial. Today in this modern era, multiple drug resistance has developed against many microbial infections because of arbitrary use of commercial synthetic drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. This condition has forced researchers to find out new strategies to control microbial infections. The present study makes use of five medicinal plants, namely Acorus calamus, Chlorophytum borivilianum, Elettaria cardamomum, Nyctanthes arbortristis and Terminalia bellirica to determine their antibacterial potential in the terms of zone of inhibition of bacterial growth. Leaf and fruit extracts were prepared using water and organic solvents, such as methanol, chloroform, ethyl acetate and petroleum ether. The study, therefore, focuses on the antibacterial potential of five extracts from five plants against seven bacteria, viz. Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Proteus mirabilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pyogenes. All the plant extracts have shown significant antibacterial activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, apart from E. cardamomum (Elaichi). Elaichi extracts showed no antibacterial activity against any of the tested bacteria. The largest zone of inhibition (22mm) was obtained with methanolic extract of T. bellirica and N. arbortristis against E. coli and S. typhi respectively. This study helps in identifying the plants with different antibacterial potential which could be further exploited for isolation and characterization of the novel phytochemicals for the treatment of infectious diseases esp. in the gleam of the emergence of drug resistant microorganisms and the demand to produce more effective antimicrobial agents.

Keywords: Antimicrobial, Acorus, Nyctanthes, Elettaria, Terminalia, Chlorophytum