Antimicrobial activity of four wild edible mushrooms from Darjeeling hills, West Bengal, India

Manjula Rai; Surjit Sen; Krishnendu Acharya
July 2013
International Journal of PharmTech Research;Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p949
Academic Journal
The present study was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial and anticandidal activity of ethanolic and ethyl acetate fraction of fruit bodies from Meripilus giganteus, Entoloma lividoalbum, Ramaria aurea and Pleurotus flabellatus on selected six bacterial pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus and one fungal strain Candida albicans. For antimicrobial test, disk diffusion technique was used and the zone of inhibition of microorganisms was measured in mm. The ethanolic fraction of the fruit body of P. flabellatus and M. giganteus showed potential antimicrobial activities against the selected strains. Ethanolic and ethyl acetate fraction were effective against both bacterial and fungal pathogens but ethanolic fraction was better than ethyl acetate fraction. The results provided evidence that the studied mushrooms might indeed be potential sources of natural antimicrobial agents.


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