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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2008 Vol.9 No.2 P.154-159


Antibacterial and antifungal activities of different parts of Tribulus terrestris L. growing in Iraq

Author(s):  Firas A. AL-BAYATI, Hassan F. AL-MOLA

Affiliation(s):  Department of Biology, College of Education, University of Mosul, Mosul-00964, Iraq

Corresponding email(s):   firas.bayati@gmail.com

Key Words:  Antimicrobial activity, Tribulus terrestris, Urinary tract infections

Firas A. AL-BAYATI, Hassan F. AL-MOLA. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of different parts of Tribulus terrestris L. growing in Iraq[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2008, 9(2): 154-159.

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antimicrobial activity of organic and aqueous extracts from fruits, leaves and roots of Tribulus terrestris L., an Iraqi medicinal plant used as urinary anti-infective in folk medicine, was examined against 11 species of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Serratia marcescens, Salmonella typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans using microdilution method in 96 multiwell microtiter plates. All the extracts from the different parts of the plant showed antimicrobial activity against most tested microorganisms. The most active extract against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria was ethanol extract from the fruits with a minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) value of 0.15 mg/ml against B. subtilis, B. cereus, P. vulgaris and C. diphtheriae. In addition, the same extract from the same plant part demonstrated the strongest antifungal activity against C. albicans with an MIC value of 0.15 mg/ml.

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