Author: Maria Manan, Liaqat Hussain, Hira Ijaz and Muhammad Imran Qadir
Publishing Date: 2016
Volume: 29 Issue: 4
This study was conducted to identify antimicrobial potential of Kalanchoe laciniata. The plants were extracted with 30-70% aqueous-methanol and n-hexane. The antimicrobial activities were examined using agar well diffusion method against bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli) and fungi (Candidaalbicans). Results showed that E. coli were more sensitive than Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. The largest zone of inhibition (52 mm) was recorded against E. coli with the n-hexane extract of Kalanchoe laciniata.
KEYWORDS: Kalanchoe laciniata, antimicrobial activity, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans