Antimicrobial Screening of Fruit Extracts Against Microflora Isolated from Bluetooth Ear Buds

Authors

  • Shivani Singh Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India
  • Aastha Sharma Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India
  • Muskan Khan Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India
  • Sakshi Saini Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India
  • Sonia Sharma Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India
  • Alka Sagar Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India
  • Asad Amir Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, India

Keywords:

bluetooth devices, bacteria, medicinal plants, antimicrobial activity

Abstract

Bluetooth accessories like earbuds, headphones, neckbands, and more have the potential to be a vehicle for the spread of dangerous pathogenic bacteria and fungi. The current study investigated the microbial diversity linked to Bluetooth devices along with antibiotic susceptibility against various fruit extracts viz. litchi, apple (Malus domestica), guava (Psidium guajava), pomegranate (Punica granatum), and the mango (Magnifera indica). The study aimed to investigate microbial growth associated with earbuds and headphones used by young people of Village Bakharwa Modinagar [GZB]. Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Bacillus species, and Clostridium species, were tentatively identified on basis of biochemical and morphological characteristics. Plant chemical biodiversity is a valuable potential resource of antimicrobials. With this aim five fruit extracts were investigated in the study and the findings showed strong antimicrobial activities can be found in mango (Magnifera indica) (12mm±0.002mm), guava (Psidium guajava) (15mm±0.002mm), pomegranate (Punica granatum) (10mm±0.002mm), litchi (Litchi Chinensis) (9mm±0.002mm) and apple (Malus Domestica) (13mm±0.002mm). The present investigation may provide a promising subject for further in vitro and in vivo studies to develop a potent safe disinfecting spray for ear buds.

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Published

08-06-2023

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[1]
S. Singh, “Antimicrobial Screening of Fruit Extracts Against Microflora Isolated from Bluetooth Ear Buds”, IJMDES, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 1–4, Jun. 2023, Accessed: Jul. 21, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/152