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Nwachukwu C. B, Azoro C, Idris A, Wokem G. N. Antibacterial Activity of Methanol and Aqueous Leaf Extracts of Mitracarpus Scaber on Staphylococcus Aureus. Biosci Biotech Res Asia 2006;3(2a).
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Antibacterial Activity of Methanol and Aqueous Leaf Extracts of Mitracarpus Scaber on Staphylococcus Aureus

C.B. Nwachukwu1, C. Azoro2, A. Idris1 and G.N. Wokem3  

¹Microbiology/Biochemistry Unit, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 0231, Bauchi, Nigeria.

²Department of General Studies, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 0231 Bauchi, Nigeria.

³Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, River State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT: The antibacterial activities of methanol and aqueous extracts of the leaf of Mitracarpus scaber on Staphylococcus aureus were studied. Phytochemical analysis of the extracts was also done. Results of the antibacterial activity studies showed that both the methanol and aqueous leaf extracts were active against Staphylococcus aureus in vitro. The methanol extract gave a range of 5.0-5.8mm zone of inhibition, while the aqueous extract gave a range of 3.5-5.8 mm on agar plates both in the different dilutions used. The result of the phytochemical analysis revealed that flavonoids tannins, alkaloids, carbohydrates (sugars), glycosides, saponins and resins were present.

KEYWORDS: Antibacterial activity; Mitracarpus scaber; Staphylococcus aureus

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