Medicinal plants represent a rich source of antimicrobial agents. Plants are used medicinally as a source of important drugs. The present work deals with antioxidant activity and bioautography of plant extracts viz., Eugenia jambolana and Asparagus racemosus. They showed the antioxidant activity. The inhibition of growth on bioautographic TLC plates against the test organisms was shown by Eugenia jambolana. The results suggest that all the plant extracts can serve as a potential source of pharmaceutically important bioactive compounds which could be useful in controlling the growth of various pathogenic bacteria.
Dr. Aparna B. Gunjal has completed her B.Sc. from Annasaheb Magar Mahavidyalaya, Hadapsar; M.Sc. from Modern College Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ganeshkhind and Ph.D in Environmental Sciences subject from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India. She is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Microbiology at Dr. D.Y. Patil, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Her research areas of expertise are solid waste management; plant growth promoting rhizobacteria; e-waste management; bioremediation; etc. Aparna has 121 publications to her credit. She has received 15 Awards for the Best Paper presentations and also received the travel grants. Aparna has also received Pune Municipal Corporation Award for excellent work in Environmental Sciences Research in 2015, The Elsevier Foundation - TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme” in 2018 and Young Researcher award with Innovative Technology. She has worked on composting aspect as a Senior Researcher Assistant at Hongkong Baptist University, Hongkong. Aparna is Reviewer for many Journals.