Home | My Profile | Contact Us
Research Trends Products  |   order gateway  |   author gateway  |   editor gateway  
Register | Forgot Password

Author Resources
 Author Gateway
 Article submission guidelines

Editor Resources
 Editor/Referee Gateway

 Regional Subscription Agents/Distributors
Current Trends in Microbiology   Volumes    Volume 6 
Growth inhibition of AmpC ß-lactamase producing Escherichia coli and metallo ß-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa by components of Aloe vera
C. O. Akujobi, N. N. Odu, S. I. Okorondu, I. N. Nwachukwu
Pages: 35 - 40
Number of pages: 6
Current Trends in Microbiology
Volume 6 

Copyright © 2010 Research Trends. All rights reserved

Growth inhibition of AmpC ß-lactamase producing E. coli and metallo ß-lactamase producing P. aeruginosa using acidic and neutral oil components of Aloe vera was investigated. Clinical isolates of E. coli and P. aeruginosa were used. Dried leaves of Aloe vera were extracted using soxhlet method and chemically separated into acidic and neutral oil components. Growth inhibition was determined by the turbidometric method. There was a progressive antimicrobial effect against the isolates with an increase in the concentration of the extracts. The acidic component had more effect on the test organisms and E. coli showed higher percentage of inhibition at all concentrations of the extracts. The result showed that the components of Aloe vera can be used to fight against antibiotic resistant organisms.
Buy this Article


Buy this article
Buy this volume
Subscribe to this title
Shopping Cart

Quick Links
Search Products
Browse in Alphabetical Order : Journals
Browse by Subject Classification : Journals

Ordering Information Ordering Information
Downloadable forms Downloadable Forms