Antibacterial activity of plant extracts from Brazilian southeast region.

Abstract:

:A screening was conducted with 26 plants collected in the Brazilian southeast region, to identify plant extracts with antibacterial properties against Aeromonas hydrophila, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Initially, the agar diffusion method was employed. Then, those extracts presenting activity were submitted to a broth microdilution assay to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC). It was observed that 13 of the tested extracts showed antibacterial activity. The best results were obtained with those from Lantana lilacina and Phyllanthus tenellus.

journal_name

Fitoterapia

journal_title

Fitoterapia

authors

Oliveira DF,Pereira AC,Figueiredo HC,Carvalho DA,Silva G,Nunes AS,Alves DS,Carvalho HW

doi

10.1016/j.fitote.2006.09.027

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2007-02-01 00:00:00

pages

142-5

issue

2

eissn

0367-326X

issn

1873-6971

pii

S0367-326X(06)00268-1

journal_volume

78

pub_type

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