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Table 1 Antibacterial activity of thymoquinone against Human pathogenics strains

From: Antibacterial activity of Thymoquinone, an active principle of Nigella sativa and its potency to prevent bacterial biofilm formation

Strains Antimicrobial susceptibility
  Gentamycin (µg/ml) Erythromycin (µg/ml) Thymoquinone (µg/ml)
  aMIC bMBC MIC MBC MIC MBC
Gram negative bacilli
Escherichi coli ATCC 35218 8 16 32 64 >512 >512
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 2 4 256 >256 >512 >512
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium ATCC 14028 2 8 >256 >256 >512 >512
Vibrio alginolyticus ATCC 33787 32 64 >256 >256 256 >512
Vibrio paraheamolyticus ATCC 17802 8 16 128 256 32 64
Gram positive bacilli
Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 4 8 8 16 8 8
Listeria monocytogene ATCC 19115 2 4 1 4 16 32
Gram positive cocci
Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212 32 64 256 >256 32 64
Micrococcus luteus NCIMB 8166 2 8 4 16 8 64
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 16 32 16 32 8 16
Staphylococcus epidermidis CIP 106510 4 8 16 32 8 8
  1. a, Minimum inhibitory concentration.
  2. b, Minimum bactericidal concentration.