Red Cabbage Methanol Extract inhibits the growth of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis during Kirby-Bauer Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Test


  • Priju Varghese Felician College
Keywords: Red cabbage methanol extract, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis

Abstract


This study was designed to establish whether the red cabbage methanol extract can inhibit the growth of various strains of bacteria which include Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The red cabbage methanol extract discs were resisted by all the strains of bacteria except for VRE and Enterococcus faecalis. While the antibiotic streptomycin was resisted by VRE, the red cabbage methanol extract caused a remarkable zone of inhibition.

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Author Biography

Priju Varghese, Felician College
I graduated from Felician college in May of 2013 as a Biology major with minors in Psychology and Chemistry. The research was conducted while during my senior year from September of 2012 to March of 2013.
Published
02-01-2015

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How to Cite
Varghese, P. (2015). Red Cabbage Methanol Extract inhibits the growth of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis during Kirby-Bauer Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Test. Journal of Student Research, 4(1), 87-89. Retrieved from https://jofsr.org/index.php/path/article/view/188
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Research Articles