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Table 5 Antimicrobial activity of male and female tubers of Dioscorea species found in Tripura

From: Sex-specific variations in phytochemicals and antimicrobial potentiality of Dioscorea

Name of the plants Antimicrobial activity ( inhibition zone in mm)
Sexes Bacterial strain Fungal strain
Klebsiella pneumoniae (MTCC-3384) Streptococcus pneumoniae (MTCC-655) Escherichia coli (MTCC-443) Shigella dysenteriae (MTCC-227) Candida albicans (MTCC-227) Candida tropicalis (Agartala medical college)
Dioscorea alata M 7.8 ± 0.20
F 8.76 ± 0.25 7.66 ± 0.35
Dioscorea hamiltonii M 11.80 ± 1.05 6.93 ± 0.15 7.23 ± 0.32
F 12.13 ± 0.75 8.70 ± 0.36
Dioscorea oppositifolia M 10.70 ± 0.36 9.36 ± 0.55 8.23 ± 0.25 7.83 ± 0.15 7.53 ± 0.50
F 9.46 ± 0.50 11.0 ± 0.40 7.96 ± 0.15 9.83 ± 0.15
Dioscorea pubera M 9.43 ± 0.51 11.76 ± 0.68 10.53 ± 0.50 10.86 ± 0.23 8.56 ± 0.40 6.83 ± 0.20
F 10.56 ± 0.40 11.76 ± 0.68 9.8 ± 0.2 8.60 ± 0.52 10.80 ± 0.20 8.93 ± 0.20
Dioscorea wallichii M 8.60 ± 0.40 7.83 ± 0.20 8.80 ± 0.20
F 9.30 ± 0.26 8.76 ± 0.20 8.86 ± 0.32 9.96 ± 0.15 9.83 ± 0.28 4.23 ± 0.25
  1. M male, F female