Olukayode, OLUMUYIWA Emmanuel; Babalola, G. O.; Olaniran, Ademola O.
April 2013
International Journal of Advanced Biological Research;Apr2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p236
Academic Journal
The antibacterial activity of the synthetic compound, Pyridinium Chlorochromate was tested with four bacterial isolates designated GBB418, GBB420, GBB421 and GBB422 obtained from infected pepper plants. Tissue tolerance concentration of the compound was evaluated by soaking the seeds in different concentrations of the compound for 30 minutes and percentage germination was calculated. Simulated infection was done by soaking the seeds in a concentration above the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) value for 30 minutes and also the standardized organism was allowed to act for 30 minutes on the already soaked seeds and the residual bacterial loads were estimated daily. A study of the compound Pyridinium Chlorochromate (PCC) shows its antibacterial effect thus, permits the germination of pepper seeds when soaked with it.Moreso, the compound also cause a reduction in the bacterial load of pepper seeds.


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