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Comparative phytochemical and antimicrobial activity of Benniseeds and Horned melon seeds grown and consumed within Plateau State

 Department: Science Technology  
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 Project ID: 5350
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This study is aimed at determining some phytochemicals present in benniseed and horned melon seed and their antimicrobial effect on some selected bacteria (Staph. aureus, Salmonella spp, Candida albican and E. coli). Benniseeds and Horned melon seeds have been used as medicinal seeds with minimal toxicity. Results of the phytochemical analysis on benniseed indicate the presence of tannins, saponin, cardiac glycoside, steroid and terpenes and resins with the absence of alkaloid while phytochemical analysis of horned melon seed shows the presence of tannin, cardiac glycoside and steroid and terpene with the absence of saponin, alkaloid and resin. Antimicrobial activity carried out on benniseed shows some inhibition zones at concentration 100 (13.00±16.35), 75% (0.60±0.411and 0.18±0.11) 50% (0.25±0.07 and 2.00±8.25) and 25% (0.35±0.07 and 3.00±6.20) respectively. Using Cucumis metuliferus seed extract, zone of inhibition was observed at concentration 100 (0.88±0.11), 75% (10.00±20.11) and 50% (40.00±80.04) with no inhibition zone at concentration 25%.   ...
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