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Abstract

SPIDER WEB OF PHOLCUS SP.- A POTENTIAL NATURAL PRODUCT AGAINST BACTERIAL PATHOGEN

Sowmia A. S., Padmalatha and *Ranjitsingh A. J. A.

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In recent years much attention is focused on ethno zoology. Many traditional healers have used animal products to cure many ailments. The traditional healers have used the spider web and other insect products to treat chronic diseases, wound, skin diseases etc. With this background in the present study the medicinal properties of the products of spider web was studied. The human pathogenic microbes responsible for many infectious diseases were tested for their growth inhibitory activity using the extracts of web of the spider. In the present study 8 bacterial isolates V.vulnifiucus, P.flurescence, S.aureus, E.coli, S.mutans, E.faecalis, S.marcesens, and Methicilin resistant Staphylococcus aureus were tested against the extract of spider for antimicrobial activity. The spider web extract showed a good inhibitory activity against S.aureus and S.mutans. and E.coli From this study it is clear that the bio active compounds and the protein profile of the extracts induce antimicrobial activity.

Keywords: Spider extract; antimicrobial; spider web; pathogen; infection.


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