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Table 1 Antimicrobial activity of 10% aqueous extract of Berberis aristata against some potential pathogens

From: Scientific validation of the antimicrobial and antiproliferative potential of Berberis aristata DC root bark, its phytoconstituents and their biosafety

Test-microorganism Zone of inhibition (in mm)*
Enterococcus faecalis 12.75 ± 0.322bdjklmn
Staphylococcus aureus 22.62 ± 1.143hm
Staphylococcus epidermidis 21 ± 1.099gl
MRSA 21.75 ± 0.924cd
Escherichia coli 16 ± 0.912acefgh
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 25 ± 0.889eij
Klebsiella pneumoniae 2
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 19.37 ± 0.826in
Shigella flexneri
Salmonella typhimurium 1
Salmonella typhimurium 2 21.25 ± 1.796fk
Candida albicans 22.75 ± 0.595ab
Candida tropicalis
  1. –, No zone of inhibition
  2. * The values are expressed as mean ± standard error of means (SEM) of four determinations. The values with the same letter in the superscript have a significant statistical difference (p ≤ 0.05) as indicated by Post hoc Tukey’s t-test