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THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani.

Abstract
The antibacterial activities of different extracts (water, 80% methanol and 80% ethanol, acetone, ether and chloroform) of dried pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fruit peel were tested against ten Staphylococcus aureus (six were Methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and 4 were Methicillin-sensitive (MSSA) agar well diffusion method. The standard vancomycin disk (30 μg) was used as positive control. The water and solvent extracts showed significant antagonistic effect against S. aureus isolates used, whereas, chloroform extract showed non inhibitory action on the pathogenic bacteria. The pomegranate peel water extracts sterilized by bacterial filter (0.02um) showed higher inhibitory effect against the bacterial isolates than that sterilized by autoclaving at 121˚C. The minimum inhibition concentrations (MIC) of solvent extracts ranged from 12, 5-100 μg/ml). Pomegranate peel extracts could be described as potent antibacterial agent.

Key words: Punica granatum L. peel, antibacterial agents. Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-resistant (MRSA)


 
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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). 2011; 7(2): 211-217.


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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . http://www.egyseb.net//?mno=186947 [Access: February 23, 2020].


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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). 2011; 7(2): 211-217.



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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). (2011), [cited February 23, 2020]; 7(2): 211-217.



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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani (2011) THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.), 7 (2), 211-217.



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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. 2011. THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany), 7 (2), 211-217.



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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. "THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ." THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany) 7 (2011), 211-217.



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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani. "THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ." THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany) 7.2 (2011), 211-217. Print.



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Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani (2011) THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT PEEL EXTRACTS AGAINST THE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS . THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (Botany), 7 (2), 211-217.