Featured Issue: Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Vol.12 No.6
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Stevia is a sugar substitute derived from the plant Stevia rebaudiana that is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world.
Vol.12 no.6 includes "Influence of Salicylic Acid on the Antimicrobial Potential of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, Asteraceae) Leaf Extracts against Soybean Seed-Borne Pathogens" by Sedgh & Sahar examines the effects of salicylic acid on Stevia leaf extract against soybean seed-borne pathogens. Six weeks after initial planting of the seeds, salicylic acid was applied. Leaf extracts were taken using water, acetone, ethanol and chloroform. The results indicated that salicylic acid can give seeds antimicrobial protection against soybean seed-borne disease. The results also indicated that applying salicylic acid on the plant itself increases antimicrobial protection of the leaf extract.
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