Barnes, K. M. and Gennard, Dorothy and Dixon, Ron (2010) The antibacterial potency of the medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata (Meigen): variation in laboratory evaluation. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 82 (3). pp. 234-237. ISSN 0167-7012
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The antibacterial potency of the medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata (Meigen): variation in laboratory evaluation.
Research to quantify the potency of larval excretion/secretion from Lucilia sericata using liquid culture assays has produced contradictory results. In this study, viable counting was used to investigate the effectiveness of excretion/secretion against three marker bacterial species (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli) and the effects of varying growing conditions in assays. Results demonstrate that factors such as number of larvae, species of bacteria and addition of nutrient influence its antibacterial potency. Therefore a standardised method should be employed for liquid culture assays when investigating the antibacterial activity of larval excretion/secretion from L. sericata
|Keywords:||antibacterial potency, medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata, laboratory evaluation, Insect debridement therapy, Wounds|
|Subjects:||C Biological Sciences > C521 Medical Microbiology|
C Biological Sciences > C500 Microbiology
|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Life Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Rosaline Smith|
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2010 10:28|
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2013 08:49|
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