Submited on: 10 Aug 2011 06:44:17 AM GMT
Published on: 10 Aug 2011 08:38:12 PM GMT
Review for the article entitled
Posted by Dr. Muniappan Ayyanar on 12 Aug 2011 11:46:04 AM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? No
3 Is this a new and original contribution? No
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? Yes
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? No
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? Yes
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? No
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? Yes
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? Yes
  • Other Comments:

    6. The authors can provide some information regarding the role of metal ions in the antibacterial activity of medicinal plants with previously published literature.

    9. There is no tables and figures in the manuscript, but in the text the auhors provided legand for four figures.

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  • References:
    1. Duraipandiyan, V. Ayyanar, M. and Ignacimuthu, S., 2006. Antimicrobial activity of some ethnomedicinal plants used by paliyar tribe from Tamil Nadu, India. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine; 2. Rajeshbabu, P., Ayyanar, M., Rasool, S.K., Sheriff, M.A. and Sekar, T. 2011. In vitro antibacterial activity of Piper betel L. and Black betel cv. Kammar leaves against Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumonia. Journal of Pharmacy Research 4 (7): 2223 ? 2225. 3. Ayyanar, M. and Ignacimuthu S. 2009. Herbal medicines for wound healing: Ethnobotanical and Scientific evidence from south Indian traditional medicine. International Journal of Natural Products in Applied Research 2(3): 29-42.
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  • How to cite:  Ayyanar M .Review for the article entitled [Review of the article 'Effect of Metal Ions and Drugs on Antibacterial Activities of Nigella Sativa (L.) Seeds. ' by Mishra R].WebmedCentral 2011;2(8):WMCRW00888
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