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Antioxidant Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Crude Endophytes Extracts of Tabebuia argentea Bur. & K. Sch.

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The aim of this study is to investigate in vitro antioxidant activities and the phytochemical screening endophytes. Seven different endophytic fungi were isolated from different parts of the plant and their extracts subjected to know antioxidant properties and phytochemical screening. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, steroids, alkaloids, phenols and proteins from different solvents extracts of different endophytes. The antioxidant activity was evaluated by six separated methods: scavenging of free radical DPPH, FRAP, TBA, superoxide radical, FTC and iron methods. All seven different endophytes yielded almost all phytochemicals in methanol extracts which were tested. The endophytes A. niger, Penicillium sp. and Trichoderma sp. have shown potential in vitro antioxidant activities. Further work is needful to isolate the exact compound which is responsible for antioxidant activity and biophysical characterization will be done in the future.

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M. Govindappa, R. Channabasava, K. Kumar and K. Pushpalatha, "Antioxidant Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Crude Endophytes Extracts of Tabebuia argentea Bur. & K. Sch.," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 1641-1652. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.48198.


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