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Table 2 Inhibition of bacteria by powders derived from a wild, drought-resistant tomato planta

From: Antimicrobial properties of tomato leaves, stems, and fruit and their relationship to chemical composition

  Zones of inhibition (mm)
  E. coli K12 S. enterica L. monocytogenes S. aureus B. cereus L. acidophilus L. rhamnosus GG L. reuteri
DMSO:water vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Levofloxacin 5 μg 30 30 17 36 26 0 15 5
Gentamicin 10 μg 18 16 22 25 15 8 8 11
Gentamicin 120 μg 20 22 30 30 20 15 15 20
Tomato leaves 0 8* 0 0 13* 0 0 0
Tomato stem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green tomato peel 8* 7* 0 0 0 0 0 0
Red tomato peel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow tomato peel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green tomato fruit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. aA disc diffusion assay was performed with either vehicle, antibiotic controls, or tomato powders at 10% (w/v). * indicates sensitivity to the tomato powders