International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2020, Vol. 7 Issue 3, Part A
Analyzing the antimicrobial potential of Nephila pilipes and Stegodyphus sarasenorum spider’s silk on E. coli
Ujjwala Shivaji Deshmukh
Study was intended to assess antimicrobial activity of silk of spider Nephila pilipes
and Stegodyphus sarasenorum
on bacteria. Silk extracts were prepared separately in three different solvents Acetone, Ethanol and Methanol. Zone of inhibition was observed for bacteria E. coli
after 24 hours. Apparent inhibition of bacterial growth was observed. For E. coli
maximum zone of inhibition observed with silk
extract of N. pilipes
in Methanol extract 18 mm, followed by Acetone extract shown 14 mm diameter and 10 mm antimicrobial activity was found in Ethanol extracts. Maximum zone of inhibition observed with S. sarasenorum
silk extract in Acetone 14 mm, Methanol 12 mm and Ethanol extract has shown the diameter 6 mm .
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Ujjwala Shivaji Deshmukh. Analyzing the antimicrobial potential of Nephila pilipes and Stegodyphus sarasenorum spider’s silk on E. coli. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2020;7(3):48-50.