Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 2

In vitro Studies on Antibacterial Activity of Pleurotus sajor caju

Manu Vineet Sharma, Madhavi Joshi* and Anand Sagar

Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5 (H.P.) India.

Received on 09 Feburary 2015 and accepted on 10 March 2015



Antibacterial activity of acetone and methanolic extracts of Pleurotus sajor caju was determined In vitro against two pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) following agar well diffusion method using different concentrations (25, 50, 75 and 100%). Acetone and methanolic extracts showed potential antibacterial activity against selected strains. Methanolic extract showed maximum inhibitory effect against the growth of S.aureus and acetone extract against E.coli. The mushroom used in this study was found to have antimicrobial effects at a variety of degrees against microorganisms tested. There is need of further studies to isolate and characterize the antibacterial moieties in this fungus for practical disease control measures.

Keywords : Pleurotus sajor caju, antibacterial, in-vitro, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli.