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Table 2 Inhibition zone (mm) of honey samples at 50 and 25% (w/v) dilutions in sterile purified water and 50 and 25% (v/v) dilutions in catalase solution by agar well diffusion assay against MSSA

From: In vitro evaluation of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus susceptibility to Saudi honeys

Code no.Honey samplesZone of inhibition (mm)
50% in water50% in catalase25% in water25% in catalase
StandardManuka16.8 ± 0.115.4 ± 0.412.5 ± 0.211.1 ± 0.1
H01Sidr16.7 ± 0.2NZDa11.3 ± 0.2NZD
H02Talha11.3 ± 0.0NZD10.1 ± 0.0NZD
H03Sumra18.3 ± 0.311.4 ± 0.413.0 ± 0.0NZD
H04Sidr16.9 ± 0.1NZD10.9 ± 0.0NZD
H05Talha15.5 ± 0.411.8 ± 0.311.2 ± 0.0NZD
H06Sumra15.2 ± 0.4NZD10.0 ± 0.0NZD
H07Zahoor11.5 ± 0.1NZDNZDNZD
H08Zahoor18.0 ± 0.1NZD12.0 ± 0.0NZD
H09Zahoor13.9 ± 0.2NZD10.2 ± 0.1NZD
H11Sidr14.1 ± 0.2NZD10.0 ± 0.1NZD
  1. aNZD; no zone detected