Antimicrobial activities of Eugenia caryophyllata extract and its major chemical constituent eugenol against Streptococcus pneumoniae.

@article{Yadav2013AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activities of Eugenia caryophyllata extract and its major chemical constituent eugenol against Streptococcus pneumoniae.},
  author={Mukesh Kumar Yadav and Seok-won Park and Sung-Won Chae and Jae-Jun Song and Ho Chul Kim},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  year={2013},
  volume={121 12},
  pages={1198-206}
}
In this study, we investigate the antimicrobial activities of both Eugenia caryophyllata (Ec) extract and its major component eugenol (4-allyl-2-methoxyphenol) against Streptococcus pneumoniae. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were determined by microdilution method. Pneumococcal biofilms were detected by crystal-violet microtiter plate assay, followed by colony-forming unit counts and visualized by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The… CONTINUE READING