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Table 3 Inhibition zone (mm) of honey samples at 50 and 25% (w/v) dilutions in sterile purified water and 50 and 25% (w/v) dilutions in catalase solution by agar well diffusion assay against MRSA

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
StandardManuka16.0 ± 0.114.9 ± 0.012.0 ± 0.111.1 ± 0.1
H01Sidr17.2 ± 0.2NZDa10.2 ± 0.2NZD
H02Talha13.4 ± 0.1NZD10.7 ± 0.2NZD
H03Sumra18.1 ± 0.111.4 ± 0.413.0 ± 0.0NZD
H04Sidr17.2 ± 0.4NZD10.9 ± 0.0NZD
H05Talha14.5 ± 0.311.8 ± 0.311.1 ± 0.0NZD
H06Sumra14.5 ± 0.3NZD10.0 ± 0.0NZD
H07Zahoor11.8 ± 0.4NZDNZDNZD
H08Zahoor17.5 ± 0.3NZD11.1 ± 0.1NZD
H09Zahoor12.8 ± 0.3NZDNZDNZD
H11Sidr12.6 ± 0.2NZDNZDNZD
  1. aNZD; no zone detected