Screening plants for medicines against & species infections

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Author Details : Rahul Rajendra Shelke*, Meera Chavan

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 157-162

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Klebsiella & Pseudomonas species are multi drug resistant bacteria. These bacteria are resistant to number of antimicrobial agents. The research work was aimed at killing and inhibiting the growth of these multi drug resistant pathogens, by using phytochemicals. The phytochemicals are secondary metabolites produced by plants. According to WHO medicinal plants are best products for maintaining human health.
Plants like Terminalia bellerica (Behada) and Santalum album (Chndan) found to be the most effective against all isolated multi drug resistant Pseudomonas species and Klebsiella species. 20 pathogens were isolated on MacConkeys agar plate. Out of these isolates, all isolates showed resistance to the more than two antibiotics. All of them studied for colony morphology, cell morphology, biochemical nature & 16srRNA
sequencing. The 10 isolated multi drug resistant Klebsiella species were named as K1 to K10. The 10 isolated multi drug resistant Pseudomonas species were named as P1 to P10.

Keywords : Antimicrobial, Medicinal plants, Phytochemical, Pathogens.

How to cite : Shelke R R, Chavan M, Screening plants for medicines against & species infections. Indian J Microbiol Res 2021;8(2):157-162

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Received : 26-12-2020

Accepted : 22-04-2021

Available online : 30-07-2021

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