Ferns of shalmala riparian forest in karnataka and antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of dicranopteris linearis

Present study, an attempt has been made to enumerate the Pteridophytic composition in Shalmala riparian forest, Sirsi taluk of Uttarkannada District, Karnataka and taken up for explore scientifically the antioxidant and antimicrobial potency of D. linearis. Present study indicated that, study area exhibited rich pteridophytic diversity and most of them are terrestrial, few are aquatic and epiphytic. Results from the extracts of D.linaeris frond have showed antimicrobial activity against the bacterial strains and ethanolic extract had good antioxidant property than chloroform extract of D.linaeris frond. The present work helped in making an awareness about fern and fern allies and helpful for the further studies on Pteridophytes and to take conservation strategies.

Author: 
Parashurama T.R., Kavya K.B. and Shivakumar H.M.
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
03
Issue No: 
12
Year: 
2016
Paper Number: 
1615
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