African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 757

Full Length Research Paper

Studies on antimicrobial activities of some selected Ferns and Lycophytes in Eastern India with special emphasis on ethno-medicinal uses

Asim Mandal and Amal Kumar Mondal*
Plant Taxonomy, Biosystematics and Molecular Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721 102, West Bengal, India.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 June 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011


The occurrences of antimicrobial activity of ferns were studied. The present paper deals with the antimicrobial activities of some ethno-medicinally important ferns which are very common in West Mednapore District as well as South West Bengal, against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. The plants were extracted with different solvents (70% Ethanol, methanol and acetone) and controlled by deionized water (DW). Our experiment reveals significant results like Dryopteris showed remarkable antimicrobial activities among all the selected ferns.


Key words: Antimicrobial activity, ferns, ethnomedicinal uses, Eastern India.