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Table 1 Antimicrobial activity of Ds-defensin

From: Molecular characterization of a defensin gene from a hard tick, Dermacentor silvarum

Strain of microbes MIC (μM)
Gram-positive bacteria  
Bacillus pumilus (CMCC63202) 1
Staphylococcus aureus (CMCC26003) 20
Micrococcus luteus (CMCC63202) 50
Mycobacterium bovis (carbenicillin-resistant) 20
Gram-negative bacteria  
Salmonella typhimurium (CVCC542) >50
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CVCC2000) >50
Escherichia coli (CMCC44103) no effect
Candida albicans (CAU0037) >50
  1. MIC: minimal peptide concentration required for total inhibition of cell growth in liquid medium. Determination of MICs was performed at least three times in triplicates.