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Antibacterial activity of seed extracts of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) against selected pathogen
Sandra Oloketuyi, 2017, original scientific article

Abstract: The aim of the study was to determine the antibacterial potency of aqueous and ethanoic extracts of Abelmoschus esculentus seeds. Antibacterial activity of aqueous and ethanoic extracts of A. esculentus seeds were evaluated against selected foodborne pathogens; Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli) using agar well diffusion method by measuring the clear zone of inhibition diameter in (mm). It was observed that the aqueous and ethanoic extracts of the four samples of A. esculentus seeds showed broad range of inhibitory activity against the test bacteria especially L. monocytogenes. Thus, A. esculentus seed has a great potential as effective antilisterial and antibacterial activity. Practical Application: Consumption of okra seeds is highly recommended for its nutritive value and antibacterial activity against pathogens, which are most commonly attributed to foodborne diseases such as listeriosis, diarrhea, and salmonellosis. Also, further study could be conducted by isolating and identifying the active ingredient responsible for antibacterial potency for pharmaceutical purpose.
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Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus, antibacterial activity, foodborne pathogens, extracts, inhibition
Published: 14.01.2021; Views: 682; Downloads: 0
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