Author(s): Rotimi VO, Laughon BE, Bartlett JG, Mosadomi HA
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Abstract The in vitro activities of extracts of Nigerian chewing sticks against Bacteroides gingivalis and B. melaninogenicus are presented. The greatest inhibitory action was produced by Serindeia werneckei, whereas Fagara zanthoxyloides produced no appreciable inhibitory effect. A generally good correlation was found between the killing curves and MICs. Only extracts of Anogeissus leiocarpus showed acute toxicity in mice.
This article was published in Antimicrob Agents Chemother
and referenced in Chemotherapy: Open Access