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RESEARCH OF ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF PROPOLIS FROM PROVINCE OF ORDU

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LIX (1)
Written by Gurkan DEMIRKOL

Propolis is a resinous product collected by bees used in their hives to have a safe place. Bees provide it from various plants. It is rich in terms of phenolic compounds so it is very important for the role in contributing to human health. In this study, antimicrobial effects of ethanol extract of propolis were determined against Escherichia coli, Streptococcus mutans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger using discdiffusion and agar dilution method. According to the results, propolis showed antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus mutans, Listeria monocytogenes and Candida albicans. The most sensitive microorganism was Pseudomonas aeruginosa to propolis. This study offers that propolis may provide an alternative to chemical preservatives against several diseases.

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