The antibacterial activity of an ethylacetate neem cake extract (NCE) against bacteria that affect meat quality, namely Campylobacter jejuni, Carnobacterium spp., Lactobacillus curvatus, Lactobacillus sakei and Leuconostoc sp., is reported. The antibacterial activity was detected using standardised disc diffusion and macrodilution methods. The bacterial growth inhibition zone ranged from 11.33 ± 0.58 to 22.67 ± 0.58 mm (100 μL NCE). There is significant difference between the growth inhibition zone of NCE and the control (ciprofloxacin 100 μg). The percent of bacterial growth reduction range was 79.75 ± 1.53 to 90.73 ± 1.53 (100 μg NCE) as compared with control (without NCE). NCE in different amounts counteracted the growth of all tested bacteria.
|Autori:||Del Serrone, P.;Toniolo, C.;Nicoletti, M.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Natural control of bacteria affecting meat quality by a neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) cake extract|
|Rivista:||NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|