Antimicrobial Activity in the Skin Secretion of Hyla arborea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Basaran Dulger, Cemal Varol Tok, Serhat Kaya, Murat Sevinc

Abstract


In this study, antimicrobial activity of various extracts prepared from Hyla arborea skin secretion have been investigated for their antimicrobial activity. Antimicrobial activity was determined with Escherichia coli ATCC 11230, Staphylococcus aureus 6538-P, Klebsiella pneumoniae UC57, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27583, Proteus vulgaris ATCC 8427, Bacillus cereus ATCC 7064, Mycobacterium smegmatis CCM 2067, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 15313, Micrococcus luteus CCM 169, Candida albicans ATCC 10231, Rhodotorula rubra DSM 70403, and Kluyveromyces fragilis ATCC 8608 by the disk diffusion method. The extracts of all plant species had strong antimicrobial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but no activity was seen against the yeast cultures used in this study. According to our results, the extracts prepared from Hyla arborea skin secretion have high antimicrobial activity against the tested bacteria.

Keywords


Hyla arborea; Amphibia; antimicrobial activity; skin secretion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2007-14-2-117-120

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