Research Articles

2019  |  Vol: 4(1)  |  Issue: 1(January-February) | https://doi.org/10.31024/apj.2019.4.1.5
Antibacterial property of Auricularia polytricha Mont. and Trametes versicolor Linn.

Jiph Daniel L. Sanico1, Manuela Cecille G. Vicencio1,2*

1Department of Biological Science, College of Science, Catarman, Northern Samar

2University Research Office, University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman, Northern Samar, Philippines 6400

*Address for Corresponding author:

Manuela Cecille G. Vicencio

University Research Office, University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman, Northern Samar, Philippines 6400

Abstract

Objective: This study was aimed to determine the antibacterial properties of A. polytricha (Mont.) and T. versicolor (Linn.). Material and methods: Specifically, this study tried to find out if there is a significant difference using the extracts of A. polytricha (Mont.) and T. versicolor (Linn.) compared to positive controls specifically, Cefalexin® and Clindamycin® against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Tests for the confirmation for the presence of alkaloid, cardiac glycoside, cholesterol, flavonoid, saponin, steroid, tannin, and terpenoid were also included in the study to identify the presence of secondary metabolites in the A. polytricha (Mont.) and T. versicolor (Linn.) extract. Determination of antibacterial effect was done using the paper-disc method. By measuring the clear zone of inhibition, you can conclude if the extract of A. polytricha (Mont.) and T. versicolor (Linn.) have significant antibacterial effect against Staphylococcus aureus and Eschirichia coli. Results and conclusion: Results showed that extract of A. polytricha (Mont.) contains cardiac glycoside, steroids and tannins while the extract of Trametes versicolor (Linn.) contains alkaloids and steroids. In the determination for antibacterial effect, Auricularia polytricha (Mont.) and Trametes versicolor (Linn.) extract showed more effective result against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli compared to Trametes versicolor (Linn.) extract. They can be used as a natural, convenient yet effective alternative in the prevention of diseases caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Eschirichia coli.

Keywords: Trametes versicolor (Linn.), Auricularia polytricha Mont., antibacterial properties

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