TITLE

Antibacterial Effect of Honey on Staphylococci Species Isolated from Animals and Humans

AUTHOR(S)
Fiţ, Nicodim; Răpuntean, Gheorghe; Pantrea, Stanca Lucia; Nadăţ, George; Chirilă, Flore; Roba, Dana; Ştefan, Andrei; Criste, Adriana
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary;2009, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p302
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The inhibitory and bactericide effect of 4 sort of honey (forest honey, poly-flower honey, linden tree honey and acacia honey) on some staphylococci species (Staphylococcus aureus 4 strains, Staphylococcus intermedius, Staphylococcus xilosus, Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus chromogenes and Staphylococcus sciuri) isolated from humans and animals was tested in this experiment. For the tests the following methods were used: difusimethrical method in Müeller-Hinton agar, dilution methods in liquid medium in order to determinate M.I.C. and M.B.C. Species S. aureus, S. xilosus and S. intermedius were sensitive to all the honey types tested, the highest inhibitory diameter areas (30-40 mm) being obtained for forest honey followed by poly-flower honey (maximum 30 mm). S. hominis, S. chromogenes and S. sciuri were not as sensitive to honey activity, obtaining reduced inhibition areas. Staphylococci species used in the experiment were sensitive to ampicillin and ceftiofur but resistant to penicillin, enrofloxacin, tetraciclin, gentamicin and kanamicyn. The results obtained are sugesting that forest honey and poly-flower honey honey had good antibacterial effect on the species tested, similar to the best antibiotics.
ACCESSION #
47786656

 

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