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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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OLIVEIRA, Guilherme Ferreira de et al. Antimicrobial activity of Syzygium cumini (Myrtaceae) leaves extract. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.38, n.2, pp. 381-384. ISSN 1678-4405.

The antimicrobial activity of Syzygium cumini leaves extract, known as "jambolão", was evaluated. The crude hydroalcoholic extract was active against Candida krusei (inhibition zone of 14.7 ± 0.3 mm and MIC = 70 µg/mL), and against multi-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.

Keywords : Antimicrobial activity; disk diffusion method; microdilution broth method; multi-resistant strains; Syzygium cumini.

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