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Table 2 Agar well diffusion assay for antibacterial activities of Malaysian honey against tested bacteria

From: Antibacterial activity of selected Malaysian honey

Honey samples Antibacterial activity, Equivalent Phenol Concentration (EPC)
S. aureus E. coli P. aeruginosa B. cereus
  Total Non-peroxide Total Non-peroxide Total Non-peroxide Total Non-peroxide
Acacia 14.56 13.99 7.85 7.59 8.00 785 16.12 11.52
Gelam 18.35 18.25 16.28 16.17 14.51 14.20 23.04 22.31
Kelulut 26.49 25.74 10.56 9.67 13.16 12.48 21.01 19.55
Pineapple 19.76 19.71 9.57 9.20 12.48 12.01 13.21 13.94
Tualang 16.94 16.08 14.13 13.12 16.80 16.22 27.61 27.35
Manuka (Comvita +18) 20.38 19.81 14.80 14.04 16.80 16.17 25.84 26.88
  1. Equivalent phenol concentration (EPC) was calculated in undiluted honey. Square of mean diameter of clear zone were multiplied by dilution factor and density of Malaysian honey, 1.3 w/v to obtain 100% honey concentration. n = 4 [4, 15].