Antimicrobial Activities of Scutellariae Radix Extract against Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Vibrio parahaemolyticus에 대한 황금추출물의 항균활성

  • Published : 2002.06.01


To investigate the antimicrobial effects of Scutellariae Radix extract against Vibrio parahaemolyticus from food samples, Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains isolated from Tapes philippinarum were examined for their sensitivity to Scutellariae Radix extract. Total 66 Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains were isolated from Tapes philippinarm 72 samples (91.7%). The serotypes of isolated Vibrio parahemolytics were K-I group 7 strains (10.6%), K-IV group 5 strains (7.6%), K-II group 2 strains (3.0%), K-V group 2 strains (3.0%), K-VII group 2 strains (3.0%), K-VI group 1 strains (1.5%), K-VIII group 1 strains (1.5%) and antisera UT K-group 46 strains (69.7%) on antisera agglutination test, but K-III group and K-IX group strains were not found. The growth curves of isolates showed lag phase, logarithmic phase, stationary phase and death phase as typical sigmoid curve on the shellfish samples. After 6 hours, the group containing Scutellariae Radix extract differs from the control on shellfish samples in the growth inhibition curves, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus were inhibited in more than 1000 ppm Scutellariae Radix extract. The morphological changes were observed by transmission electron microscope and the microbial cells membrane was destroyed by Scutellariae Radix extract.


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