Antimicrobial Activity of Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thw. var. Pendula Leaf Extracts Against 91 Clinically Important Pathogenic Microbial Strains
Sumitra Chanda, Rathish Nair
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The methanol, acetone and 1,4-dioxan fractions of leaves of Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thw. were evaluated for antibacterial and antifungal activity. 91 clinically important strains were used for the study which were both clinical isolates as well as identified strains. Piperacillin and gentamicin were used as standards for antibacterial assay, while nystatin and flucanazole were used as standards for antifungal assay. The antibacterial activity was more pronounced against gram positive bacterial and fungal strains. Poor activity was shown against gram negative bacterial strains studied.

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S. Chanda and R. Nair, "Antimicrobial Activity of Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thw. var. Pendula Leaf Extracts Against 91 Clinically Important Pathogenic Microbial Strains," Chinese Medicine, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 31-38. doi: 10.4236/cm.2010.12006.

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