Effect of Cassia hirsuta (L) extract on DNA profile of some microorganisms

  • MK Oladunmoye
  • FC Adetuyi
  • FA Akinyosoye
Keywords: Cassia hirsuta, DNA finger printing, antimicrobial activity.


The effect of ethanol extract of leaf of Cassia hirsute (L) on the DNA profile of some selected pathogenic microorganisms were investigated using PCR-RAPD analysis to generate DNA fingerprint. The change in molecular configuration of organisms with and without extract shows a wide disparity
between the sensitive and the resistant organism. Thus, this study demonstrates that some of the organisms are susceptible to the antimicrobial activity of C. hirsute extract while others are resistant.

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