European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2020)

Antimicrobial activity of whole fruit body of Auricularia auricular on clinical pathogenic bacteria and fungi


Akpi Uchenna Kalu, Okobo Uchenna Jude, Ebeifenadi Uche Jonathan

The rampant multi-drug resistance among human pathogenic microorganisms has necessitated a continuous search for new and potent antimicrobial substances, especially among plants. In this study, antimicrobial activities of extracts of fruit bodies of Auricularia auricular against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Candida albicans and Candida glabrata were investigated. Antimicrobial components from the mushrooms were extracted using ethanol, methanol and water and examined by agar well diffusion method. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) and Minimum Fungicidal Concentration (MFC) were evaluated for each extract of the mushroom. The aqueous, methanol and ethanol extract of Auricularia auricular inhibited the growth of all the tested pathogenic organisms except P. aeruginosa. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of Flavonoids, saponins, protein and carbohydrate in all the extracts while glycosides, alkaloids and tannins were found in some. The results obtained from this study suggest that Auricularia auricular has broad-spectrum of activity against microbial isolates used.
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How to cite this article:
Akpi Uchenna Kalu, Okobo Uchenna Jude, Ebeifenadi Uche Jonathan. Antimicrobial activity of whole fruit body of Auricularia auricular on clinical pathogenic bacteria and fungi. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 33-38
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience