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Article Number - 93FC33965161


Vol.11(26), pp. 1051-1060 , July 2017
DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2016.8180
ISSN: 1996-0808



Review

Antibiofilm activity of natural substances derived from plants



Jose Walter Araujo Nogueira
  • Jose Walter Araujo Nogueira
  • Núcleo de Bioprospecção e Experimentação Molecular Aplicada - NUBEM. Faculdades INTA, CE, Brasil.
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Renata Albuquerque Costa
  • Renata Albuquerque Costa
  • Núcleo de Bioprospecção e Experimentação Molecular Aplicada - NUBEM. Faculdades INTA, CE, Brasil.
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Magda Turini da Cunha
  • Magda Turini da Cunha
  • Núcleo de Bioprospecção e Experimentação Molecular Aplicada - NUBEM. Faculdades INTA, CE, Brasil.
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Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante
  • Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante
  • Núcleo de Bioprospecção e Experimentação Molecular Aplicada - NUBEM. Faculdades INTA, CE, Brasil.
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 Received: 23 June 2016  Accepted: 09 June 2017  Published: 14 July 2017

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The main objective of this study was to conduct a review of bioactive substances derived from plants which show antimicrobial/antibiofilm properties. Vegetable species were widely employed as ingredients in medicine based on traditional knowledge. Various secondary metabolites have been proven to inhibit bacterial growth. Bacterial resistance mechanisms have increased over the years. Biofilms are types of bacterial association which gives the communities a higher resistance to drugs. The formation process of biofilms, the problems caused by them and the natural substances, as well as their main chemical components and action mechanisms, have been described according to existing literature.

Key words: Natural product, antimicrobial activity, biofilm.

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APA Nogueira, J. W. A., Costa, R. A., da Cunha, M. T., & Cavalcante, T. T. A. (2017). Antibiofilm activity of natural substances derived from plants. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 11(26), 1051-1060.
Chicago Jos&e Walter Ara&ujo Nogueira, Renata Albuquerque Costa, Magda Turini da Cunha and Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante. "Antibiofilm activity of natural substances derived from plants." African Journal of Microbiology Research 11, no. 26 (2017): 1051-1060.
MLA Joseacute; Walter Arauacute;jo Nogueira, et al. "Antibiofilm activity of natural substances derived from plants." African Journal of Microbiology Research 11.26 (2017): 1051-1060.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJMR2016.8180
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