In vitro Antimicrobial Activity Evaluation of Mangrove Fruit (Sonneratia caseolaris L.) Extract
Islamudin Ahmad*, Neneng Siti Silf Ambarwati, Arif Lukman, Muhammad Amir Masruhim, Laode Rijai,
Introduction: Mangrove fruit (Sonneratia caseolaris L) from Sonneratiaceae family known with local name “Pidada Merah” has bioactive components. The present study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of this plant. Method: The sample was macerated using methanol, the antimicrobial activity assay was performed using agar disc diffusion method against Escherichia coli ATTC9637, Staphylococcus aureus ATTC6538, and Candida albicans ATTC10231. Results: Antimicrobial activity of Mangrove fruit methanol extract were obtained the optimum concentration of S. aureus of 80%, E. coli of 15%, and C. albicans of 30%. Conclusion: based on the results, the sample has antimicrobial properties, and this is a preliminary data for further study.
Key words: Sonneratia caseolaris L, Mangrove fruit, Antimicrobial activity, Agar disc diffusion method.
Key Messages: Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of Mangrove fruit (Sonneratia caseolaris L.) extract against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans using Agar disc diffusion method.
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