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Table 1 Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil and methanol extract from of Mediterranean cypress Cupressus sempervirens L

From: Chemical composition, antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of the essential oil and methanol extract of the Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.)

   Essential oil Methanol extract
  Origin DDa MIC MBC DD MIC MBC
Gram positive bacteria        
  Bacillus cereus Food - - - - - -
  Bacillus subtilis Human - - - - - -
  Enterococcus feacalis Human - - - 4 250 250
  Serratia marcescens Human - - - - - -
  Staphlococcus aureus Human 7 250 250 6 125 125
Gram negative bacteria        
  Aeromonas hydrophila Human - - - - - -
  Escherichia coli Human - - - - - -
  Klebsiella pneumoniae Human 7 62.5 125 12 62.5 62.5
  Proteus vulgaris Human - - - - - -
  Pseudomonas aeruginosa Human - - - 8 125 125
  Salmonella indica Food 4 250 250 4 125 125
Yeast        
  Candida albicans Human - - - - - -
  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Human - - - - - -
  1. MIC (minimum inhibition concentration) and MBC (minimum bactericidal concentration) as μg/ml of essential oil or methanol extract; (−) no antimicrobial activity. Values are average of triplicate.
  2. aInhibition zone in diameter (mm) around the discs impregnated with essential oil and methanol extract (100 μg/disc).