Antibacterial Activity of Lyophilized Aqueous Extract of Coriaria Myrtifolia from Northern Morocco

Karima Hezbri, Maha Hafse, Abdellah Farah, Imed Sbissi, Maher Gtari, Kawtar Fikri Benbrahim
2013 JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY  
This work aims to evaluate the antibacterial activity of lyophilized aqueous extract of Coriaria myrtifolia against twentythree bacterial strains belonging to twelve main genera, known to be involved in some pathologies and / or in the foodspoilage process: Bacillus sp., E. coli, E. hafnia, Enterococcus sp., Klebsiella sp,. Listeria monocytogenes, Pseudomonassp., Salmonella sp., Serratia sp., Shigella sp., S. aureus and Streptomyces sp. To achieve this goal, the disk diffusionmethod was
more » ... nmethod was used.The study revealed that C. myrtifolia's aqueous extract is active against most of the tested strains and that activity isproportional to its concentration. The intensity of inhibition depends on the extract's concentration on one hand and on thebacterial species tested on the other hand.
doi:10.24297/jbt.v3i3.5033 fatcat:d5kyzkeuefgwzblprdmgdv6fxq