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Vet Microbiol. 2007 Oct 6;124(3-4):375-81. Epub 2007 Apr 29.

Comparison of the antibacterial activity of honey from different provenance against bacteria usually isolated from skin wounds.

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Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicoquímicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, ruta 36, km 601, X5804BYA Río Cuarto, Argentina.

Abstract

The antibacterial activity of honey samples provided by apiarists and honey packers was tested against microorganisms usually isolated from skin wounds. The antibacterial activity was tested using the well-agar diffusion assay. The honey samples were tested without dilution, and at 75, 50, 30, and 10% (w/v) dilution. Most of the undiluted honey samples inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Some honey samples provided by apiarists also inhibited the growth of S. aureus even at 50% dilution. Undiluted honey samples also inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus uberis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae, although to a lesser extent. No inhibition of Micrococcus luteus and Enterococcus faecalis growth was detected. The diameters of the inhibition zones generated by honey samples provided by apiarists were larger than those generated by honey samples provided by honey packers. This observation may be explained by considering the provenance of the honey samples.

PMID:
17540520
DOI:
10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.04.039
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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