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Molecules 2012, 17(3), 2330-2334; doi:10.3390/molecules17032330

Determination of Antimicrobial Activity and Resistance to Oxidation of Moringa peregrina Seed Oil

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Department of Food Technology, Technological Educational Institution of Larissa (Karditsa Annex), Terma N. Temponera str., GR-43100, Karditsa, Greece
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Department of Food Technology, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos str., GR-12210, Egaleo, Athens, Greece
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Division of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Department of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis-Zografou, GR-15771, Athens, Greece
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Received: 8 February 2012 / Revised: 16 February 2012 / Accepted: 20 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012
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Abstract

The antimicrobial activity of the oil extracted with n-hexane from the seeds of Moringa peregrina was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans, C. tropicalis and C. glabrata. The oil proved effective against all of the tested microorganisms. Standard antibiotics (netilmycin, 5-flucytocine, intraconazole and 7-amino-4-methylcoumarin-3-acetic acid) were used for comparison. The resistance to oxidation of the extracted seed oil was also determined.
Keywords: Moringa peregrina; seed oil; antimicrobial activity; resistance to oxidation; bacteria Moringa peregrina; seed oil; antimicrobial activity; resistance to oxidation; bacteria
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Lalas, S.; Gortzi, O.; Athanasiadis, V.; Tsaknis, J.; Chinou, I. Determination of Antimicrobial Activity and Resistance to Oxidation of Moringa peregrina Seed Oil. Molecules 2012, 17, 2330-2334.

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