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Antibacterial activity of volatile component and various extracts of Spirulina platensis.

The methanol, dichloromethane, petroleum ether, ethyl acetate extracts and volatile components of Spirulina platensis were tested in vitro for their antimicrobial activity (four Gram-positive, six Gram-negative bacteria and Candida albicans ATCC 10239). GC-MS analysis of the volatile components of S. platensis resulted in the identification of 15 compounds which constituted 96.45% of the total compounds. The volatile components of S. platensis consisted of heptadecane (39.70%) and tetradecane (34.61%) as major components. The methanol extract showed more potent antimicrobial activity than dichloromethane, petroleum ether, ethyl acetate extracts and volatile components.[1]

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  1. Antibacterial activity of volatile component and various extracts of Spirulina platensis. Ozdemir, G., Karabay, N.U., Dalay, M.C., Pazarbasi, B. Phytotherapy research : PTR. (2004) [Pubmed]
 
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