Inhibitory Effects of Juniperus oxycedrus Essential Oils Against Some Pathogens
International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 29-33
Received: Sep. 9, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 12, 2016; Published: Jan. 12, 2017
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Bachir Raho G., Department of Biology, University of Mustapha Stambouli, Mascara, Algeria
Otsmane M., Department of Biology, University of Mustapha Stambouli, Mascara, Algeria
Sebaa F., Department of Biology, University of Mustapha Stambouli, Mascara, Algeria
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In the current study, in vitro antimicrobial activity of Juniperus oxycedrus essential oils was screened against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sp, Bacillus sp, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia and Candida albicans by using disc and well diffusion, minimal inhibition concentration (MIC) and minimum microbiocidal concentration (MBC) methods. Juniperus oxycedrus essential oils have moderate inhibition activity with diameters ranging from 7 mm to 19 mm, when S. aureus was the most sensitive strain then P. aeruginosa was the most resistant. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were ranging from 250 µl/ml to 500 µl/ml while minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBC) were  500 µl/ml. This study shows that Juniperus oxycedrus could be a good candidate in the search for new active compounds based on herbal against these common pathogens.
Antimicrobial Activity, Juniperus oxycedrus Essential Oils, Pathogens
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Bachir Raho G., Otsmane M., Sebaa F., Inhibitory Effects of Juniperus oxycedrus Essential Oils Against Some Pathogens, International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 29-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170201.16
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