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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 764-768

In vitro Study on Anthelmintic Activity of Heterodermia boryi  Macrolichen Collected from the Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India
S.Senthil Prabhu* and S.S. Sudha
Postgraduate and Research Department of Microbiology, Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College (Autonomous) Coimbatore – 641 048, Tamilnadu, INDIA
*Corresponding author

The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of Methanol, Acetone, Petroleum ether, Chloroform and Aqueous extracts of macrolichen Heterodermia boryi collected from western Ghats of Tamilnadu against Indian earthworm Pheretima posthuma. Various concentrations (10-100 mg/ml) of each extracts were tested in the bioassay, which involved determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. Acetone and methanol extracts exhibited significant anthelmintic activity at highest concentration of 100 mg/ml. Piperazine citrate (10 mg/ml) was included as standard reference and distilled water as control.

Keywords: Anthelmintic activity,Heterodermia boryi ,Pheretima posthuma.

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Senthil Prabhu, S.,  and Sudha, S.S. 2016. In vitro Study on Anthelmintic Activity of Heterodermia boryi  Macrolichen Collected from the Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 764-768. doi:
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