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Screening of selected Malaysian plants against several food borne pathogen bacteria

Abd Aziz, S. M. and Low, C. N. and Chai, L. C. and Abd Razak, S. S. N. and Selamat, Jinap and Song, Jason and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam and Khatib, Alfi (2011) Screening of selected Malaysian plants against several food borne pathogen bacteria. International Food Research Journal, 18 (3). pp. 1195-1201. ISSN 22317546 (Online), 19854668 (Print)

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This study was conducted to evaluate antimicrobial properties of ethanolic extracts of the leaves of Nephelium lappaceum, Curcuma longa, Cinnamomun cassia, Durio zibethinus, Vitex trifolia, Amaranthus tricolor, Syzygium samarangense and Manihot esculenta. Antibacterial properties of the extracts were studied against fifteen strains of different gram positive and gram negative pathogenic bacteria, including Bacillus cereus, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio para, and Escherichia coli using the agar disk diffusion method. Among the tested extracts, only Amaranthus tricolor exhibited specific inhibition of one of the tested bacteria; Bacillus cereus. Using the microdilution method, its minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value was determined to be 20 mg/mL.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6605/17399
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian plants, food borne pathogens, antimicrobial activity
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Professor Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 11:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17399

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