Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2(2):266-268(2010)
A study on presence of bioactive compounds in snail Achantina fulica
G. V. Zodape
Department of Zoology, S. S. and L.S. Patkar College of Arts and Science and V. P. Varde College of Commerce and Economics S.V. Road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai- 400 062 (Maharashtra), INDIA
Abstract : The bioactivity study of the crude extract as well as the pure compounds isolated by preparative TLC, of the snail were carried on bacteria, Escherichia coli PBR 322, Vibrio cholerae and cockroaches Periplanata americana. The growth of the bacteria was found to be inhibited and the cockroaches in moribund condition were found to be dead after a period of 24 hrs of incubation. The results concluded that the extract of the snail contained the bioactive compounds.
Keywords : Snail, Bioactive compound, Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae,Periplanata americana , Achantina fulica