[Antimicrobial activity of various algae of the Panamanian Atlantic coast].


The methanolic extracts in 5 of 7 alagae from the Atlantic coast of Panama: Caulerpa racemosa, Halimeda opuntia, Gelidiela acerosa, Laurencia papillosa y Acanthophora spicifera, showed antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis in a concentration of 50 mg/ml by the cylinder plate method. None of the algae studies showed activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans. The content of agar in Acanthophora spicifera was found to be the highest (33.5%) of all the species studied.

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@article{Gupta1991AntimicrobialAO, title={[Antimicrobial activity of various algae of the Panamanian Atlantic coast].}, author={Mahabir P Gupta and N. E. G{\'o}mez and Ana Isabel Santana and Pablo N Sol{\'i}s and Gustavio Palacios}, journal={Revista médica de Panamá}, year={1991}, volume={16 1}, pages={64-8} }