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National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad  established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.

Journal Article

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Physico-chemical characterization, antimicrobial activity and toxicity analysis of Swietenia mahagoni seed oil  [2004]

Majid, M.A. (Chittagong Univ. (Bangladesh). Dept. of Chemistry); Rahman, I.M.M.; Shipar, M.A.H.; Uddin, M.H.; et al.

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Oil extracted from Swietenia mahagoni seed was studied with a view to finding out its suitability for ethnomedical use with special focus on antimicrobial and toxic behavior. Some of its physical and chemical properties were examined and compared with those of standard oils: olive, sunflower, cotton seed, Linseed, soybean, coconut, palm and castor. The refined oil was found to show good to moderate activity against disease causing bacteria viz. Shigella dysenterial, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus and fungal pathogens viz. Macrophomina phascolma, Alternaria alternate Curvularia lunata. Different extracts from Swietenia mahagoni seed showed minimal toxic effect while applied on predatory fish's viz. Heteropneustes fossils and Anabas testudineus.

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International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1560-8530