Antimicrobial activity of crude extracts from plant parts and corresponding calli of Bixa orellana L.

  title={Antimicrobial activity of crude extracts from plant parts and corresponding calli of Bixa orellana L.},
  author={Marie-Claire Castello and Anita Phatak and Naresh Chandra and Madhuri Sharon},
  journal={Indian journal of experimental biology},
  volume={40 12},
Ethanol extracts from the different parts of B. orellana showed differential antimicrobial activity. It was found that the extracts of in vitro leaves showed maximum activity against Bacillus pumilus followed by the extracts from the roots and hypocotyls. The callus derived from different explants too showed antimicrobial activity. The leaf callus showed maximum activity. The zone of inhibition for the diluted extracts of in vitro hypocotyls and roots and their corresponding calli showed… CONTINUE READING

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