Study of Antibacterial Potentiality of Mushroom

Arpita Bhakta

Study of Antibacterial Potentiality of Mushroom

Keywords : Antimicrobial activity, edible mushroom, wild mushroom, nanoparticle


Antimicrobial efficiency of seven mushroom were examined using water ,acetone and chloroform as solvent and tested against five human pathogen like Klebsielia pneumonia, Shigella dysentery, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonela typhi, and Escherichia coli.Among the test mushrooms ,four are edible (Agaricus bisporus,Agaricus campestris,Lactarius piperatus, Pleurotus ostreatus) and three are wild (Calvatia rubroflava,Ganoderma applanatum, Lentinus praerigidus). Acetone and water extracts of Calvatia rubroflava show slight increase in the antimicrobial potentialities by 14 &11 mm against the pathogens Salmonella typhi & Staphylococcus aureus respectively .Again acetone extracts of Agaricus campestris tagged with silver nanoparticle showed inhibition zone of 11mm against the pathogen Escherichia coli.Klebsielia pneumonia,Shigella dysentery, Staphylococcus aureus , Salmonela typhi and Escherichia coli were resistant to all extracts of Agaricus bisporus,Lactarius piperatus, and Lentinus praerigidus.Acetone extracts of Pleurotus ostreatus and water extract of Agaricus campestris along with silver nanoparticle had no antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus,Salmonela typhi ,and Escherichia coli . The effect of mushroom extract and nano particle could be possible new way to treat infections as well as general sanitization.


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