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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2012

Pages :   95-97

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Physico-Chemical and Antibacterial Characteristics of Apis Honeys from Karnataka, India.



Address:   Bhushanam M.*and M.S. Reddy
*Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Maharani’s Science College, Bangalore, India
Professor and Coordinator, Centre for Apicultural Studies, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
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ABSTRACT:
Honey is a natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from nectar of flowers. It consists of major sugars, acids, vitamins, proteins, enzymes and volatile substances. It is a chief source of glucose and fructose. Henceforth, it plays an important role in food industries. Besides, honey is widely used in medicine as antibacterial agent. The selected strains of bacteria namely – Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococcus species, Bacillus species and Escherichia coli were studied against the dilutions of honey by Agar-well diffusion technique. The honey sample from Coorg district, exhibited relatively high antibacterial activity.
KEYWORDS:
honey, antibacterial agent, dilution, inhibitory zones, physico-chemical properties.
Cite:
Bhushanam M., M.S. Reddy. Physico-Chemical and Antibacterial Characteristics of Apis Honeys from Karnataka, India. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 5(1): Jan. 2012; Page 95-97.
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