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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)

Assessment of microbiological contamination and the in vitro demonstration of the anti-bacterial traits of the commonly available local fruit blend within Dhaka Metropolis

Author(s): Jessica Das Senjuti, Farahnaaz Feroz, Jannatun Tahera, Kamal Kanta Das, Rashed Noor
Abstract: Present study assessed the microbial load 5 categories of local fruits commonly consumed within the Dhaka metropolis community. All samples were found to be populated with a huge number of bacteria (~109 cfu/g). Staphylococcus spp. was the most prevalent, especially in the orange skin; whereas Pseudomonas spp. was detected in the apple and dragon fruit skins, and within both the skin and flesh portions of guava samples. Listeria spp. was detected in all samples either in the skin or in the flesh portions but not in both. A nominal fungal growth was observed in the samples except orange sample. Significant anti-bacterial activity was noticed for malta and guava samples, especially within the flesh portions of guava with the most potential activity against Pseudomonas spp. and Vibrio spp.Apple and orange blends exhibited moderate activity, and the weakest activity was measured for the dragon fruit blends.
Pages: 73-77  |  1309 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jessica Das Senjuti, Farahnaaz Feroz, Jannatun Tahera, Kamal Kanta Das, Rashed Noor. Assessment of microbiological contamination and the in vitro demonstration of the anti-bacterial traits of the commonly available local fruit blend within Dhaka Metropolis. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 3(1): 73-77.
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