TABLE 4

Antimicrobial spectrum of suicin

Indicator strainNo. of strains testedZone of inhibition (mm)a
Bacillus cereus3
Bacillus brevis AS1.116517
Bacillus subtilis 16818
Bacillus thuringiensis 1.10141
Enterococcus faecalis V58318
Enterococcus durans 1.202316
Enterococcus pernyi 1.101018
Lactobacillus acidophilus 100-3316
Lactobacillus curvatus LTH117419
Lactobacillus casei3
Lactobacillus delbrueckii 89091
Lactococcus lactis MG136317
Leuconostoc dextranicum 181111
Micrococcus flavus NCIB8166123
Staphylococcus aureus 261221
Staphylococcus epidermidis 1.12291
Streptococcus bovis2
Streptococcus mutans 1.24991
Streptococcus gordonii 1.249616
Escherichia coli DH5α1
Pseudomonas aeruginosa1
Shigella dysenteriae1
Shigella flexneri1
  • a Suicin (25 μl of 10 μg/ml) was applied to each indicator strain. The values stand for the diameter of the inhibition zone. –, no inhibition zone.