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1 April 2008 Antimicrobial Flavonoid Rutin from Pteris Vittata L. Against Pathogenic Gastrointestinal Microflora
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Pteris vittata, commonly known as ‘Brake Fern’, is a relatively uninvestigated species as far as antimicrobial activity is concerned. Different aqueous methanolic (70, 80, and 90%) extracts of P. vittata were tested for the growth of eight intestinal microorganisms, by using disc diffusion and micro-dilution methods as recommended by NCCLS. The 70% aqueous methanolic extract showed potent activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Total phenol content of the plant showed a substantial amount of phenols (0.97%); in addition the flavonoid rutin was identified by HPLC and MS. The present investigation is the first biological report in fern species P. vittata ascertaining the antimicrobial activity; the antimicrobial activity of rutin against the above microorganisms has also been shown.

Meenakshi Singh, Raghavan Govindarajan, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat, and Prem B. Khare "Antimicrobial Flavonoid Rutin from Pteris Vittata L. Against Pathogenic Gastrointestinal Microflora," American Fern Journal 98(2), 98-103, (1 April 2008). https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444(2008)98[98:AFRFPV]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 April 2008
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