Antibacterial Activity and Physicochemical Properties of Florally Diversified Bangladeshi Honeys

Authors

  • Roushney Fatima Mukti Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212
  • Md Miraj Kobad Chowdhury Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212,
  • Md Ausrafuggaman Nahid Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000,
  • Md Mizanur Rahaman Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • M Aftab Uddin Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i1.39596

Keywords:

Honey, antioxidant capacity, multidrug-resistance, antibacterial activity

Abstract

Seven florally diversified Bangladeshi honey samples were assessed for their physicochemical properties as well as their antibiogram profile on different human pathogenic bacterial strains. The average density, total protein content, ascorbic acid content, total phenolics content and the total antioxidant capacity of these honeys were determined as 1.50±0.09 g/ml, 5.63±1.56 mg/g, 91.87±22.16 mg/g, 571.04±289.02 mg gallic acid equivalent/gram, and 320.74±55.06 mg ascorbic acid equivalent/gram of samples, respectively. A significant correlation between the phenolics content and the total antioxidant capacity was observed in commercially available honey samples. However, the natural honey samples showed the best antibacterial activity against different pathogenic multidrug-resistant bacterial strains. Significant antibacterial activities were observed against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi, Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas spp. and Enterobacter spp. and moderate antibacterial activities was observed on Shigella boydii, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus megaterium, and Bacillus subtilis. The antibacterial activity was correlated with the total antioxidant capacity. This study suggested that the Bangladeshi multifloral honeys have clinical potential against multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacterial strains.

Bangladesh J Microbiol, Volume 33, Number 1-2, June-Dec 2016, pp 5-9

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Author Biographies

Roushney Fatima Mukti, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Md Miraj Kobad Chowdhury, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, East West University, Dhaka-1212,

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Md Ausrafuggaman Nahid, Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000,

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Md Mizanur Rahaman, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Department of Microbiology

M Aftab Uddin, Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

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Published

2018-12-31

How to Cite

Mukti, R. F., Chowdhury, M. M. K., Nahid, M. A., Rahaman, M. M., & Uddin, M. A. (2018). Antibacterial Activity and Physicochemical Properties of Florally Diversified Bangladeshi Honeys. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 33(1-2), 5–9. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i1.39596

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