African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12421

Short Communication

Antibacterial and antifungal activity of Heracleum sphondylium subsp. artvinense

ERGENE, A.1*, GULER, P.1, TAN, S.1, MÄ°RÄ°CÄ°, S.2, HAMZAOGLU, E.3 and DURAN, A.4
1Kırıkkale University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Biology, Kırıkkale, TURKEY. 2Akdeniz University, Faculty of Education, Department of Biology Education, Antalya, TURKEY. 3Erciyes University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Biology, Yozgat, TURKEY. 4Selçuk University, Faculty of Education, Department of Biology Education, Konya, TURKEY.
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  •  Accepted: 21 April 2006
  •  Published: 02 June 2006

Abstract

Ethanol and aqueous extract of Heracleum sphondylium subsp. artvinense was investigated for their antimicrobial activities against eight bacterial species (Enterococcus feacalis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenesShigella, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Corynobacterium diphtheria) and two yeast (Candida albicansand C. krusei). Both ethanol and aqueous extract of H. sphondyliumsubsp.artvinense showed antimicrobial activity against the gram-positive bacterium (S. aureus).

 

Key words: Heracleum sphondylium subsp.artvinense, antibacterial and antifungal activities.