ASSESSMENT OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF ENDOPHYTIC FUNGI ISOLATED FROM THE LEAVES OF CASSIA ALATA
Sruthy Mohan* and Dr. M. Thangavel
Endophytes are microorganisms that lives within plants for atleast a part of their life cycle without causing any visible manifestation of disease.plants have long provided mankind with a source of medicinal agents, with natural products once serving as source of all drugs. Fungal endophytes isolated from the leaves of cassia alata shows antibacterial activity against almost all bacterial pathogens. Endophytic fungal pigments may be the better source of the antimicrobial activity of natural products have opened new ways for drug development in the control of antibiotic resistant pathogens.
Keywords: Cassia alata, endophytic fungi, antibacterial activity.
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