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Plant derived Extracts and Respective Compounds against major Life-Threatening Water contaminant Bacteria Vibrio cholerae: A comprehensive Mini Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1.PES Institute of Technology, 100 feet ring road, BSK 3rd stage. Bangalore, 560085. Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 96-105, July,22 (2015)


Cholera, caused by a gram negative anaerobe Vibrio cholerae, is one of the most ancient and major water borne human health concerns demanding thousands of lives every year all around the world, Asia and Africa being at the top and America being a recent victim. A number of interventions have already been formulated so far and few are under extensive research and scrutinization. Certain serious limitations of the strategies have eventually leaded to designing highly efficient prevention measures. This review chiefly focuses on the natural or plant derived products used as anti-Vibrio agents, for instance, catechin present in blackberry, tea, magnolol present in magnolia species plants and so on. This review also promotes the idea of using these plant derived materials in treating drinking water contaminated with cholera pathogen. Hopefully, this approach will certainly be able to eradicate the pathogen from water, in turn eradicating the diseases from occurring as well as from spreading.


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