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Table 3 Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC)/Minimum bactericidal or fungicidal concentration (MBC or MFC) of test substances

From: Chemical composition, antimicrobial properties and toxicity evaluation of the essential oil of Cupressus lusitanica Mill. leaves from Cameroon

Microoganisms MIC MBC/MFC
Gram (−) bacteria Essential oil (%) Reference (μg/ml) Essential oil (%) Referencea(μg/ml)
Escherichia coli ATCC 11775 2.5 31.25 2.5 31.25
Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 13883 5.00 31.25 >10.00 31.25
Proteus mirabilis 1.25 125 1.25 250
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 10.00 31.25 >10.00 31.25
Salmonella typhi ATCC 6539 2.5 62.50 2.5 125
Shigella flexneri 2.5 62.50 2.5 125
Gram (+) bacteria     
Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 10541 1.25 15.62 2.5 15.62
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25922 1.25 62.50 2.5 62.50
Fungi     
Candida albicans ATCC 9002 0.16 2 0.16 2
Candida glabrata CIPA 35 1.25 16 1.25 16
Candida krusei ATCC 6258 1.25 4 1.25 4
Candida lusitaniae ATCC 200950 0.62 2 0.62 >2
Candida parapsilosis ATCC 22019 1.25 16 1.25 16
Candida tropicalis ATCC 750 1.25 8 1.25 8
  1. The results are the mean values of triplicate tests measured after 24 hrs (at 37°C for bacteria) and 48 hrs (at 35°C for fungi) incubation; a Reference compounds were gentamicin and nystatine for bacteria and fungi respectively.