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 AbdulMushin M. Shami

 Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Morinda citrifolia fruit is important medicinal plants which have been used in traditional medicine. Well diffusion assay, minimum inhibitory concentration and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were used to evaluate antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Helicobacter pylori. Free radical scavenging activities DPPH and superoxide dismutase activity assays (SOD) were used to evaluate antioxidant activity. The purpose of the study was to determine antibacterial and antioxidant activities of protein extracted of the Morinda citrifolia fruit. Protein extracts from Morinda citrifolia fruit found to have antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin resistance MRSA with high antioxidant activities. It could be concluded that the protein extracted of this plant had a good antibacterial and antioxidant effects.

Morinda citrifolia; Proteins; Antibacterial properties; Antioxidant


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