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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S25.034

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF OIL EXTRACTED FROM THE ALMONDS OF THE FRUITS OF ARGANIA SPINOSA IN THE WEST OF ALGERIA (MOSTAGANEM)

N. BEHIDJ-BENYOUNES, T. DAHMANE, K. K. BEHIDJ, N. CHEBOUTI, A. HENNI
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 239-244 pp

ABSTRACT
This work examines the study of the antimicrobrial effect of oil extracted from the almonds of Argania spinosa L. (Sapotaceae) in the area of Stida (Mostaganem). This natural substance is extracted by using the Soxhlet. The antimicrobial activity of this oil is evaluated on several microorganisms. It has been tested on five bacterial strains; Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. The extract has been studied by using Candida albicans. It should be noted that these agents are characterized by a high frequency of contamination and pathogenicity. Through this study, we note that these microorganisms are moderately sensitive to the argan oil.

Keywords: Argania spinosa, oil, several microorganisms, almonds, antimicrobial
activity.