Preliminary phytochemical screening of the extracts revealed the presence of Carbohydrates, Steroids, Proteins, amino acids alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides and tannins. The presence of these bioactive constituents is associated with the antimicrobial activity of the plant. The seed extract of Cucurbita pepo dissolved in alcoholic and hydroalcoholic solution showed the spectrum of inhibition on, Bacillus subtilis, and Escherichia coli by Cylinder plate method. The observations revealed significant zone of inhibition and supports to antibacterial activity.
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ANTI MICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SEED EXTRACT OF CUCURBITA PEPO
Published: 03 November 2017 by MDPI in The 21st International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry session Bioorganic, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
Keywords: Cucurbita pepo seeds, anti-microbial screening, E.coli, B. subtilis