Editor-in-Chief İlkay Küçükgüzel Associate Editor Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Quarterly (January-April-July-October) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2018 , Vol 22 , Issue 3
Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of five Vincetoxicum taxa growing in Turkey
Sevda GÜZEL1,Mahmut ÜLGER2,Gönül ASLAN3,Gamze KÖKDİL1
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mersin University, 33169, Mersin, Turkey
2Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mersin University, 33169, Mersin, Turkey
3Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, 33169, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.12991/jrp.2018.76 The antibacterial, antifungal and antimycobacterial effects of ethanolic extracts obtained from aerial parts and roots of five Vincetoxicum taxa (V. canescens subsp. canescens, V. canescens subsp. pedunculata, V. parviflorum, V. fuscatum subsp. fuscatum and V. fuscatum subsp. boissieri) were tested against two Gram (+) bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis), three Gram (-) bacterial strains (Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baumannii and Aeromonas hydrophila), three fungal strains (Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis by using the broth dilution method. Ethambutol, Isoniazid, Ampicillin and Fluconazole were used as reference antimicrobial agents. All tested extracts showed significant antibacterial activity against A. baumannii with MIC values ranging from 31.25 to 62.5 μg/ml when compared to reference drug Ampicillin with 125 μg/ml MIC value. Moreover, the extracts obtained from aerial parts of V. fuscatum subsp. boissieri and roots of V. canescens subsp. pedunculata were found the most effective extracts against A. baumannii with 31.25 μg/ml MIC value. Keywords : Vincetoxicum; antimicrobial activity; plant extract; broth microdilution method; Acinetobacter baumannii
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