Antibacterial activity of the roots, stems and leaves of Alchornea floribunda.

@article{SiweNoundou2014AntibacterialAO,
  title={Antibacterial activity of the roots, stems and leaves of Alchornea floribunda.},
  author={Xavier Siwe Noundou and Rui W.M. Krause and Sandy F. van Vuuren and Derek Tantoh Ndinteh and Denise K Olivier},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={
          1023-7
        }
}

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