Interaction between the antimicrobial activities of endophytic actinobacteria associated with Listea Cubeba and Listea Cubeba essential oils against food borne bacteria

Authors: Vũ Thu Trang*, Nguyễn Hải Vân, Vũ Thị Hạnh Nguyên, Phí Quyết Tiến, Chu Kỳ Sơn, Đỗ Thị Yến


The purpose of the study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of endophytic actinomycetes isolated from Listea Cubeba (L. cubeba) and its essential oil on two food-borne pathogenic bacteria Gram-positive Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 (E. coli) and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 (S. aureus) individual and in combination. The results indicated that 3 among 7 endophytic actinomycetes (MPT44, MPT42, MPT 62) shown antibacterial activity against tested strains with the antibacterial diameter from ranging from 17 - 44 mm. Using the brothh micro-dilution assay, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of endophytic actinomycetes bacteria were from 6.25 to 25 μl/ml. From the indices of fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC) of the combination of L. cubeba essential oil and its endophytic actinomycetes, the synergistic effects were found against E. coli, S. aureus. The combination of L. cubeba essential oil and its endophytic actinomycetes broth culture enhances the antimicrobial efficacy gainst foodborne pathogens 3 to 8 times comparing with individual treatment, suggesting a correlation between endophytic bacteria in plants and the formation of bioactive compounds produced from plant. In addition, the combination use of essential oils and secondary metabolites from endophytic bacteria should be useful way to enhance food security.


endophytic bacteria, Litsea cubeba, antimicrobial activity, interaction effect, synergy effect
Pages : 74-79

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