Effect of Natural Surface Secretes of Some Common Ornamental Plants Leaves on Pathogenic Micro-organisms

  • Hero M.Ismael College of Science ,University of Salahddin
  • Fouad H.Kamel Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil
  • Akhter A.Ahmed College of Science ,University of Salahddin

Abstract

Thisstudypresentstheantimicrobialeffectofnaturalsurfacesecretesofsomecommonornamentalplantsleaves(Ficuselastica,PhilodendrombipinnatifidumandAglonema)againstsomepathogenicbacteria(Escherichiacoli,P.aeruginosaandStaph.Aureus),andfungi(MicrosporumgypseumandAspergillusflavus).Itwasconcludedthatalltestedwashingwateroftheplantsleavessecretesexhibitedvariousinhibitoryeffects,bothPhilodendrombipinnatifidumandAglonemacommutatumhadexhibitedmoreantibacterialactivitythanFicuselastica.WhilebothE.coliandP.aeruginosawerebeingmoresensitivethanStaph.aureus.Thesameinhibitoryeffectswereobservedwhentheplantsleavesinoculatedintheirsurfacewithpathogenicbacteria.Incontrasttobacterialinhibitoryeffects,thewashingwaterofnaturalsurfacesecretesoftestedornamentalplantsleavesinducedmyceliumgrowthofbothtestedfungi.MicrosporumgypseummyceliumgrowthinducedmorethanAspergillusflavusespeciallyincaseofthewashingwaterofFicuselasticthathavehighesteffectsat7.5/500mLofmedium.Thisstudyconcludedtheusesofornamentalplantsfortheindoorsandoutdoorstocontrolthegrowthofpathogenicmicrobesandproblemsassociatedwithhospital
Published
2018-05-03
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