The organic extracts of Passiflora edulis and Sphaeranthus indicus were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against clinically important bacteria, viz., Escherichia coli MTCC 443, Salmonella typhi MTCC 734, Staphylococus aureus MTCC 737, Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus pyogens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Aspergillus flavus, Pencillium restrictum, and Trichoderma viride. The in vitro antimicrobial activity was performed by agar disc diffusion method. Streptococcus pyogens was the most resistant bacterial strains against the methanol extracts.
Doss, Asirvatham; Doss, Pichai Anthoni; and Dhanabalan, Rangasamy
"In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Extracts of Passiflora edulis (Passifloraceae) and Sphaeranthus indicus (Asteraceae),"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 99.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/99