Investigating Two Native Algal Species to Determine Antibiotic Susceptibility Against some Pathogens

  title={Investigating Two Native Algal Species to Determine Antibiotic Susceptibility Against some Pathogens},
  author={Asma Danyal and Umarah Mubeen and Kauser Abdullah Malik},
The aim of present study was to investigate antimicrobial activity of two algal species Pithophora oedogonium and Botrydiopsis arhiza against four bacterial species: Salmonella 1 (egg), Salmonella 4 (meat 2), Staphylococcus sp., 4978 and Staphylococcus sp., 5034 and four fungal species viz: Aspergillus niger 419, Aspergillus flavus 1110, Penicillium viridicatum 1101 and Fusarium solini 1127. The algal cell mass was extracted in 100% ethanol and further concentrations of 2, 4, 6 and 8 mg/mL were… 

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