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Table 4 Mean minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) ± standard deviation (SD) of the species present in the different orders against the fungal organisms

From: Which tree orders in southern Africa have the highest antimicrobial activity and selectivity against bacterial and fungal pathogens of animals?

Orders n (≥9) Mean MIC (mg/ml)
C. albicans C. neoformans Mean (Fungi)
Malvales 26 0.31 ± 0.76 0.25 ± 0.74 0.28 ± 0.68a
Proteales 27 0.38 ± 0.44 0.29 ± 0.75 0.33 ± 0.54ab
Fabales 56 0.37 ± 0.82 0.34 ± 0.90 0.35 ± 0.79ab
Apiales 9 0.41 ± 1.06 0.37 ± 0.94 0.35 ± 0.92abc
Magnoliales 9 0.36 ± 0.99 0.35 ± 1.09 0.36 ± 0.92abc
Malpighiales 71 0.36 ± 0.91 0.36 ± 0.86 0.36 ± 0.79abc
Myrtales 25 0.38 ± 1.06 0.41 ± 0.98 0.40 ± 0.97abc
Lamiales 35 0.42 ± 0.91 0.41 ± 1.01 0.42 ± 0.90abc
Gentianales 64 0.47 ± 1.02 0.38 ± 0.93 0.42 ± 0.90bc
Sapindales 63 0.44 ± 1.04 0.44 ± 0.97 0.44 ± 0.91bc
Ericales 30 0.55 ± 1.11 0.42 ± 0.77 0.48 ± 0.89bc
Asterales 11 0.48 ± 0.64 0.50 ± 0.94 0.49 ± 0.69bc
Rosales 28 0.57 ± 1.07 0.46 ± 0.94 0.51 ± 0.94bc
Celastrales 19 0.66 ± 0.71 0.53 ± 0.71 0.59 ± 0.59c
Degrees of freedom (DF) 13
F value 1.29
Pr > F 0.2149
  1. The orders are arranged from highest to lowest activity (n = the number of tree species analysed in each order; mean MIC values followed by the same superscript letter do not differ significantly at the 5% confidence level).