Current Research in Microbiology

EVALUATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY IN OLIVE (OLEA EUROPAEA) LEAF EXTRACT

Mukadderat Gökmen, Recep Kara, Levent Akkaya, Emrah Torlak and Adem Önen

DOI : 10.3844/ajmsp.2014.37.40

Current Research in Microbiology

Volume 5, Issue 2

Pages 37-40

Abstract

In this study the antimicrobial activity of Olive Leaf Extracts (OLE) was screened against five gram-positive and five gram-negative bacteria. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated using disc diffusion and microdilution methods. The diameters of inhibition zones of the olive leaf extract were observed 13.33±2.08 mm against S. typhimurium and 21.67±1.53 mm against B. cereus. There was a similarity between the inhibition zones of olive leaf extract and Gentamicin discs against S. typhimurium, P. vulgaris and P. aeruginosa. While Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) of olive leaves extract against, L. monocytogenes, E. coli O157, E. sakazakii and P. aeruginosa was ≥32 mg mL-1, the MIC against the other bacteria (B. cereus, S. aureus, E. faecalis, P. vulgaris, E. coli, S. typhimurium) that used in this study was ≥16 mg mL-1. It’s considered that some other works should be conducted about using olive leaf extract in food industry as a natural antimicrobial food additivie as well as medicine and pharmaceutical industry.

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© 2014 Mukadderat Gökmen, Recep Kara, Levent Akkaya, Emrah Torlak and Adem Önen. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.