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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 335-342       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Jatropha curcus seed oil

Pattabhiramaiah Mahesh 1* and Ojha Kaushiki2


1Centre for Applied Genetics, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University, Bangalore-560056

2Department of Biotechnology,SRN Adarsh College, Chamrajpet, Bangalore

*Correspondence: Dr.P.Mahesh Email: 


Received : 02.02.2018  |      Accepted : 19.04.2018      |    Published : 25.04.2018

This study investigated the antibacterial activities of hexane extracts of Jatropha curcas essential oil on the microorganisms Staphylococcus aureus, E.coli, Klebsiella, Streptomyces griseus and Serratia marcescens by agar diffusion method. Phytochemical screening of the extracts was also determined. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of steroids, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, while phenol and reducing sugars were absent.The hexane extracts of J. curcus seed oil showed highest inhibition of 33 mm against Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, followed by Escherichia coli (31 mm), Sterptomyces griseus (22 mm) and the least inhibition was recorded in Serratia marcescens (18mm). No inhibition was observed in the negative control. The results show the seed oil extract of J. curcus can be effectively used as potential candidate for controlling microbes and can be considered eco-friendly.


Keywords: Jatropha curcus, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Klebsiella, Streptomyces griseus and Serratia marcescens


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Pattabhiramaiah Maheshand Ojha Kaushiki(2018) Evaluation of antibacterial activity of jatropha curcus seed oil, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(1): 335-342. 



All the authors are very thankful to Principal, Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur for providing the full research facilities to conduct the present work.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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