ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF MARINE MACRO ALGAE AMPHIROA ANCEPS USING THREE SOLVENT EXTRACTSAbstract
The antibacterial activity and phytochemical screening of red algae Amphiroa anceps were using three different solvents like aqueous, methanol and ethyl acetate extracts. The phytochemical screening of macroalgae showed the presence of flavonoids and terpenoids in methanol and ethyl acetate extract. The aqueous extract of Amphiroa anceps observed only tannins. The eight human pathogenic bacteria like Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella sp, Pseudomonous aeruginosa, Spreptococcus sps, Enterobacter sps and Neisseria sps used for the antibacterial activity. The highest zone of inhibition was recorded in ethyl acetate extract of the Amphiroa ance against the bacteria Enterobacter sp.
E. Shiney *, M. Reginald and J. I. Wilsy
Department of Botany and Research Centre, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India.
15 July 2014
18 August 2014
28 August 2014
01 September 2014