Evaluation of anti-microbial and anti-haemolytic activity of edible basidiomycetes mushroom fungi

  • Madhanraj R PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130
  • Ravikumar K PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130
  • Maya MR PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130
  • Ramanaiah Illuri PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130
  • Venkatakrishna K PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130
  • Rameshkumar K PG and Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
  • Veeramanikandan V PG and Research Centre in Microbiology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India
  • Eyini M Centre for Research and PG studies in Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
  • Balaji Paulraj Head, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Abstract

Mushrooms are used for a variety of biotechnological applications, particularly for the production of food, enzymes, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical compounds, feed supplements. Basidiomycetes mushroom fungi have been known for their nutritional values they can be considered as functional foods which can provide health benefits beyond the traditional nutrients. Mushroom represents a major and untapped source of potent new pharmaceutical products. A wide range of activities including antitumour, cardiovascular and antimicrobial are reported in mushrooms. In developing countries like India mushroom progress is a boon in the field of food, medicine, and in generating employment. The alternative systems of medicine utilize the curative properties of mushrooms. They are also known to possess promising antioxidative, cardiovascular, hypercholesterolemia, antimicrobial, hepato-protective and anticancer effects. The present study aimed to evaluate antimicrobial and antihaemolytic activities of various extracts of Basidiomycetes mushroom fungi. Different Basidiomycetes mushroom fungi extracts (Hot water, Acetone and Hexane) were tested for antimicrobial and antihaemolytic activities. Among these different extracts of Basidiomycetes mushroom fungi the hexane extract of Pleurotus pulmonarius showed potential antimicrobial and antihaemolytic activity. The results of this study suggest the possibility of using Basidiomycetes mushroom fungi as natural sources for the pharmaceutical industry and could act as safe and cost-effective with potential biological activities. These findings encourage studying these fungal strains further for their potential biological applications.

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Author Biographies

Madhanraj R, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Research Scholar

PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Ravikumar K, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Research Scholar, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Maya MR, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Research Scholar, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Ramanaiah Illuri, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Research Scholar, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Venkatakrishna K, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

 

Research Scholar, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. Pin - 635 130

Rameshkumar K, PG and Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

Veeramanikandan V, PG and Research Centre in Microbiology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India

Assistant Professor, PG and Research Centre in Microbiology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

Eyini M, Centre for Research and PG studies in Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

Professor, Centre for Research and PG studies in Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

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R, M., K, R., MR, M., Illuri, R., K, V., K, R., V, V., M, E., & Paulraj, B. (2019). Evaluation of anti-microbial and anti-haemolytic activity of edible basidiomycetes mushroom fungi. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(1), 132-135. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v9i1.2277