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The inhibition of microbial growth by bamboo vinegar

Sulaiman, O, Murphy, RJ, Hashim, R and Sanchis Gritsch, C (2005) The inhibition of microbial growth by bamboo vinegar Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, 4 (1). pp. 71-80.

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The ability of bamboo vinegar, produced from the pyrolysis of Gigantochloa scortechinii Gamble culms from Kedah, Malaysia, to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms was investigated using a laboratory-based assay. The inhibitory effects of cellulose discs treated with bamboo vinegar at 10%, 50% and 100% (no dilution) concentration on the growth of 7 fungal and 3 bacterial species was investigated. The two higher concentrations of bamboo vinegar showed growth-inhibiting effects against Aureobasidium pullulans (MBRB1-3), Chaetomium globosum (FPRL S70K), all three bacterial species and some effect with the other fungal species except Coriolus versicolor (FPRL 28A). The inhibition of growth followed a dose dependent response with the 100% concentration being the most effective. It is concluded that bamboo vinegar contains compounds that are inhibitory to microbial growth although specific evidence for activity at low concentrations, e.g., below 1% total organic compounds, was not obtained. © VSP 2005.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Sulaiman, O
Hashim, R
Sanchis Gritsch, C
Date : 1 April 2005
DOI : 10.1163/1569159053444635
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:02
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 23:18

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