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Research Journal of Microbiology
Year: 2011  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 376 - 384

The Antibacterial Activity of Moroccan Bee Bread and Bee-Pollen (Fresh and Dried) against Pathogenic Bacteria

Z. Abouda, I. Zerdani, I. Kalalou, M. Faid and M.T. Ahami    

Abstract: Samples of natural bee-bread and bee-pollen from different aromatic and medicinal plants were studied for their antimicrobial activities on antibio-resistant bacterial strains isolated from human pathology. Four samples of bee-bread, two samples of fresh bee-pollen and two samples of dried bee-pollen were collected from different regions in Morocco. Dilutions of bee-bread and bee-pollen from 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 were tested by the agar well diffusion method on various strains of bacteria including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Results revealed that most of strains were inhibited by the dilution 1/2 and 1/4. The Gram positive bacteria were more sensitive to bee-bread and bee-pollen than Gram negative bacteria. All the samples showed strong antimicrobial activities on the bacterial strains, which were first tested for their resistance to antibiotics. The results showed that bee-bread and bee-pollen samples were inhibitory than dried bee-pollen.

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