IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF RAUVOLFIA SERPENTINA AND ITS TISSUE CULTURE

  • Shahrear Ahmed Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh,
  • M. N. Amin Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
  • Adeeba Anjum Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshai-6205, Bangladesh
  • M. E. Haque

Abstract

The in vitro antibacterial activity of the methanol extracts of leaf, root of Rauvolfia serpentina and its tissue culture callus, root, leaf were investigated. The extract showed a good antibacterial activity against gram negative organisms, which may be due to the presence of alkaloid in the extract.

Key Words: Antibacterial, Rauvolfia serpentina, tissue culture, callus, methanol extract, phytomedicine

[Nig. J. Nat. Prod. and Med. Vol.6 2002: 45-49]
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