International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part B (2016)
Evaluation of antibacterial activity of methanolic and acetone extract of Ganoderma lucidum (Curt.) P. Karst.
Kalpna Kumari, Anand Sagar
Medicinal mushrooms are widely used as traditional medicinal ingredients for the treatment of different diseases and related health problems. Ganoderma lucidum provides bioactive compounds that claim to possess antibacterial activity. The fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lucidum were collected from various places in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The aim of this research is to know antibacterial activity of methanolic and acetone extracts of Ganoderma lucidum. Antibacterial activity of Ganoderma lucidum was done against four human pathogenic bacteria i.e. Yersinia pestis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes and Bacillus cereus using agar well diffusion assay. The result showed that the extracts had antibacterial activity and methanolic extract had higher antibacterial activity than acetone extract
How to cite this article:
Kalpna Kumari, Anand Sagar. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of methanolic and acetone extract of Ganoderma lucidum (Curt.) P. Karst.. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(5): 73-76.