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Antibacterial activity and chemical characteristics of several Western Australian honeys compared to manuka honey and pasture honey

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Microbiology, October 2016
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Title
Antibacterial activity and chemical characteristics of several Western Australian honeys compared to manuka honey and pasture honey
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Archives of Microbiology, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00203-016-1308-3
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Niloufar Roshan, Thomas Rippers, Cornelia Locher, Katherine A. Hammer

Abstract

The physicochemical parameters and antibacterial activity of 10 Western Australian (WA) and two comparator honeys were determined. Honeys showed a pH range of 4.0-4.7, colour range of 41.3-470.7 mAU, methylglyoxal levels ranging from 82.2 to 325.9 mg kg(-1) and hydrogen peroxide levels after 2 h of 22.7-295.5 µM. Antibacterial activity was assessed by the disc diffusion assay, phenol equivalence assay, determination of minimum inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations and a time-kill assay. Activity was shown for all honeys by one or more method, however, activity varied according to which assay was used. Minimum inhibitory concentrations for WA honeys against 10 organisms ranged from 4.0 to >32.0% (w/v). Removal of hydrogen peroxide activity by catalase resulted in decreased activity for several honeys. Overall, the data showed that honeys in addition to those derived from Leptospermum spp. have antimicrobial activity and should not be overlooked as potential sources of clinically useful honey.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 23%
Student > Bachelor 7 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 20%
Unspecified 5 14%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 29%
Unspecified 7 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 11%
Chemistry 4 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 9%
Other 7 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 July 2019.
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#1,936,693
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Microbiology
#4
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