Caulerpa racemosa has earlier been noted for its antibacterial efficacy. This study was made to determine the part of lato that would exhibit most of the antibacterial property. The volume (15 L, 30 L, 45 L) that best manifested efficacy was also established. Positive controls were prepared using Cloxacillin and Amoxicillin.
The different parts—ramuli, stipe, and hold fast—were extracted using 80 percent ethanol. Lipid-soluble extracts were subsequently prepared by adding chloroform-methanol. These extracts were evaluated for antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coll. READ MORE….