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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 2 (2024)

GC-MS and antimicrobial activity analysis of the ethanolic extract of Caulerpa taxifolia (M. Vahl) C. Agardh

Author(s):

V Sundara Prabha, JL Lekshmi and S Jerin

Abstract:

Seaweeds produce various types of secondary metabolites aiding in the protection against several environmental stresses. Many such compounds possess biological activities that have been explored by researchers to develop new drugs. Many macroalgae have been proven as the potential resources for unconventional drugs able to control new diseases or multi-resistant strains of pathogenic microorganisms. To identify new natural resources, their biological properties the chemical composition of Caulerpa taxifolia, the microalga was screened by GC-MS technique. GC-MS analysis of the Ethanolic extract of Caulerpa taxifolia was carried out and 16 major compounds were found to be present. An in vitro anti-bacterial study of ethanolic extract was carried out by agar diffusion method against four microorganisms. Further studies could be continued to check the medicinal potentiality of the compounds available in the extract which can help to treat targeted diseases that could be helpful for mankind.

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How to cite this article:
V Sundara Prabha, JL Lekshmi and S Jerin. GC-MS and antimicrobial activity analysis of the ethanolic extract of Caulerpa taxifolia (M. Vahl) C. Agardh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(2):620-626. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i2d.14901

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