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by Bhoj Singh
in Noto-are Medicine, July 19, 2014. (17223318)
In the study antimicrobial activity of adonitol, arabinose, cellobiose, dulcitol, galactose, glycerol, glucose, inositol, lactose, maltose, mannitol, mannose, mellibiose, raffinose, salicin, sorbitol, sucrose, trehalose and xylose was determined on 96 strains of Bacillus anthracoides, 3; Bacillus badius, 5; Bacillus brevis (3), Bacillus circulans (4), Bacillus coagulans (3), Bacillus lentus (6); Bacillus marcerans (3), Bacillus pantothenticus (15), Citrobacter amalonaticus (3), Citrobacter diversus (1), Enterobacter agglomerans (2), Enterobater gregoviae (1), Enterococcus asacchrolyticus (1), Enterococcus avium (4), Enterococcus caecorum (8), Enterococcus gallinarum (2), Enterococcus malodoratus (1), Enterococcus mundtii (1), Enterococcus raffinosus (4), Ervinia ananas (1), Klebsiella oxytoca (2), Microcccus luteus (2), Morganella morganii (2), Proteus mirabilis (9), Proteus vulgaris (6), Providencia rettgeri (3) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1). Of the 19 sugars tested on 96 strains only glycerol, lactose, maltose, mannitol, raffinose and xylose had bacteriostatic effect against 1, 1, 6, 4, 4 and 3 strains, respectively. Of the 18 strains sensitive to one or other sugar none of the strains was sensitive to more than one sugar except a strain of C. diversus sensitive to raffinose and xylose. Sugar sensitive strains belonged to 11 species of Bacillus (5), Citrobacter (1), Enterococcus (3), Proteus (1) and Providencia (1) genus.
Sensitivity of bacteria to sugars.