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Table 3 Distribution of the Staphylococcus aureus strains according to inhibition zone size against the essential oil Plectranhus amboinicus, carvacrol and tetracycline

From: Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil and carvacrol bioactive against planktonic and biofilm of oxacillin- and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Inhibition halos interval (mm) Shrimp (n = 23) Milk (n = 12)
PAEO Carvacrol TCY PAEO Carvacrol TCY
16–20 0 0 1 4 0 1
21–25 4 2 3 3 1 11
26–30 16 12 6 5 3 0
31–35 2 4 12 0 8 0
36–40 1 3 1 0 0 0
41–42 0 2 0 0 0 0
  1. PAEO Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil. TCY tetracycline 30 μg. n number of bacterial strains. mm millimeters