Studies on Anti Bacterial Activities of Fomes lignosus-A Nigerian Mushroom

Studies on Anti Bacterial Activities of Fomes lignosus-A Nigerian Mushroom

Author by Dr. Ayandiran Aina

Journal/Publisher: Nigerian Journal Of Microbiology

Volume/Edition: 24

Language: English

Pages: 2153 - 2159

Abstract

The anti-bacterial activities of the Distilled water, Ethanolic and Chloroform extracts of Fomes lignosus was investigated on three Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and two Gram -positive bacteria (Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus) causing food poisoning, wound, urinary tract and respiratory infections in man, using hole diffusion and filter paper disc methods. The most sensitive was hole diffusion method. The anti-bacterial activities of the tested mushroom vary and are target microbes specific.The activity of Fomes lignosus extract of Chloroform and Ethanol against Staphylococcus aureus was significantly higher (p<0>


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