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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 1286 - 1289

Antibacterial Activity of the Fruits of Iranian Torilis leptophylla Against Some Clinical Pathogens

S. Maleki, S.M. Seyyednejad, N. Mirzaie Damabi and H. Motamedi    

Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract of Torilis leptophylla was tested on eleven bacteria (Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus pumilus, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus licheniformis, Brucella melitensis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Proteus mirabilis, Bordetella bronshiseptica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa). Tested extract was effective against all bacteria but not B. subtilis. Consequently, the ethanolic extract had antibacterial activity on some pathogens thus confirming their use in folk medicine.

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