African Journal of Agricultural Marketing

African Journal of Agricultural Marketing ISSN 2375-1061 Vol. 8 (9), pp. 001-004, September, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Antimicrobial activity evaluation of the oleoresin oil of Pistacia vera L.

Bachir Raho Ghalem* and Benali Mohamed

Faculty of Biotoxicology Laboratory Science, Institute of Biology, Djillali Liabès University of Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria.

Accepted 05 May, 2020

Abstract

The hydrodistilled essential oils from the exudates of Pistacia vera L. stems have been tested against three bacteria, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus using three methods: agar disc diffusion method, determination of MIC (minimal inhibitory concentration) and in the liquid phase, by Maruzella method. The results obtained showed that E. coli was the greatest inhibitor of all the strains tested, and that Gram negative bacteria (E. coli and Proteus spp.) showed more inhibition than that observed on Gram positive bacteria (S. aureus) by the essential oil tested.

Key words: Essential oils, oleoresin of Pistacia vera L., strains tested, antimicrobial activity determination.