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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (65) Last page : (69)
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Screening of Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Sambucus wightania Leaves

Mudasir A. Mir1*, Zahoor Ahmad Dar2, P. Mani3, Niyaz Dar4, Waseem Bhat5 and M.V. Rao6
1,4Division of Plant Biotechnology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K), Shalimar, Srinagar- 190025, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2Department of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar- 190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3Department of Biotechnology, Annai College of Arts & Science, Kumbakonam-612503, Tamilnadu-, India
5Oxford College of Science, HSR Layout Bangalore- 560 102, Karnataka, India
6Department of Plant Science, School of Life Sciences. 
Bharathidasan University. Tiruchirappalli-620024, Tamil Nadu India
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Received: 16.05.2018 | Revised: 14.06.2018   | Accepted: 20.06.2018  



Multi drug resistance issue has driven focus towards use of natural products against treatment of microbial infections. The current study investigated antibacterial and antifungal properties of  Sambucus wightiana leaves. Antibacterial and antifungal assays revealed marked sensitivity against 10 bacterial and 8 fungal strains. The petroleum ether extract showed significant zones of inhibition (P<0.05) against four micro-organisms i.e. two bacterial strains (E.coli, Serratia marcescens) and two fungal strains (Candida albicans and Aspergillus flavus)with inhibition zones as 14±0.7mm, 10 ± 1.1mm, 7±0.5mm and 8.5±0.9 mm respectively. The methanol extract showed significant antimicrobial activity (P<0.05) against 6 pathogenic bacterial strains with different zones of inhibition. MIC has showed that methanolic extract has displayed strong antimicrobial activity as compared to standard ampicillin.

Key words: Sambucus wightania, Antimicrobial activity, Inhibition zone.

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Cite this article: Mir, M.A., Dar, Z.A., Mani, P., Dar, N., Bhat, W., Rao, M.V., Screening of Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Sambucus wightania Leaves, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 65-69 (2018). doi: