Volume No. 12 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 36-40 July-September 2017

 

STUDY OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF COELOMIC FLUID OF EARTHWORM Eudrilus eugeniae AND Esenia foetida

 

More S. B.

M.G.V.M. College of Pharmacy, Panchavati, Nashik (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 28, 2017

 

ABSTRACT

 

Production of compounds from earthworms has Pharmacological and is a novel area that gained importance in modern day medicine termed as vermiceuticals. Earthworms were maintained in Plastic toughs containing soil, cowdung and decomposed organic matter as their feeder substrate. Earthworm coelomic fluid (ECF) from Eudrilus euginiae and Esenia foetida was collected by heat and cold shock method. Its antibacterial activity was tested against two strains of bacteria i.e. Pseudomonus and Bacillus subtilus which was produced from shetjamin laboratory Satana, Nashik (India). The gut of earthworm was cleared by keeping worms on wet filter paper. Disc diffusion assay were carried out to test the antibacterial activity. Results indicate the coelomic fluid of Eudrilus eugeniaec showed antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas and Bacillus subtilus while CF of Esenia foetida shown no activity against both the above bacterial strains.

 

Keywords : Antibacterial activity, Coelomic fluid, Earthworm, Eudrilus euginiae, Esenia foetida

 

 

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