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The Effect of Propolis On The Some Biological Parameters of Bathogenic Bacteria

Mufeed Jalil Ewadh, Lamees Abdul-Razaq Abdul Lateef, Zainab Adil Ghani, Qasim Jawad Fadel


The ability of propolis to inhibit growth of different types of  pathogenic bacteria was investigated. Different concentration were prepared from Ethanolic Extract of Propolis using 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%.  The diameter of inhibition zone increase with increase of concentration of propolis. The propolis was more effective against Gram-positive bacteria (S. aureus and Streptococcus mutans) than the Gram-negative bacteria (E. coli, P. aeruginosa and Proteus mirabilis).The Redox status of such bacteria broth has been evaluate and results shows that oxido index reduce in its value which reflect the tendency of bacteria to overcome such effect. 


Streptococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, propolis , SOD, XO, Oxido index

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