Article | . 2017 Vol. 29, Issue. 3
Antimicrobial Activity of Foreign Plant Extracts Against Foodborne Pathogens

Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kangwon National University1
Department of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology2
Institute of Medicinal Plants, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences3
International Biological Material Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology4

2017.. 178:181


This study was performed to determine the inhibitory effects of tropical plant extracts on four foodborne pathogens (Salmonella Typhimurium, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes). Five hundred plant extracts were obtained from the International Biological Material Research Center and screened; five were found to display an inhibitory effect on foodborne pathogens. The antimicrobial activity was estimated by the disk diffusion method, which was used to measure the clear zone and to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration of the plant extract. Among the extracts tested, Lithocarpus tubulosus and Corylopsis sinensis showed notable bactericidal effects against S. Typhimurium, B. cereus, S. aureus, and L. monocytogenes, which suggested their potential use as potent natural additives for the food or cosmetic industries.

1. Agrios, G. N. (1988). Plant pathology. (1st ed). pp. 325-450 Academic Press. Inc., New York, USA.  

2. An, B. J. (1999) The material of natural anti-bacterial agents for the food preservative. Food Indust Nutr 4(2):5-16.  

3. Cho, S. H., Kim, Y. R. (2001) Antimicrobial effects of Scutellariae radix extract against Listeria monocytogenes. J Korean Soc Food Sci Nutr 30(5):959-963.  

4. Choe, S. B., Kang, S. T. (2014) Investigation of antimicrobial activity and stability of Orixa japonica Thunb. leaf extract. Korean J Food Sci Technol 46(1):39-43.  

5. Choi, I., Cho, J. Y., Lim, S. C. (2006) Antimicrobial activity of medicinal herbs against Staphylococcus aureus. Korean J Plant Res 19(4):491-496.  

6. Choi, Y. H., Bae, H. A., Eo, E. K., Jung, G. Y. (2007) Death due to sepsis in emphysematous cholecystitis. Korean J Surg Soc 72(3):250-253.  

7. Farber, J. M., Peterkin, P. I. (1991) Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne pathogen. Microbial. Review. 55:476-511.  

8. Han, H. J., Kim, D. G., Han, D. W., Cho, S. Y. (2014) Effect of natural antimicrobial extracts on shelf-life extension and quality improvement of the flounder Sikhe. Korean J Food Sci Technol 46(6):689-693.  

9. Han, Y. S., Lee, J. B., Kwon, J. Y., Kim, M. J. (1969) Clinical observation on Salmonella Typhimurium food poisoning. Korean J Medici 12(2):101-106.  

10. Kim, D. H., Lee, J. J., Lim, J. J., Kim, D. G., LKim, G. S., Lee, H. J., Min, W. G., Rhee, M. H., Chang, H. H., Kim, S. H. (2010) Antibacterial and intracellular clearance effect of Saururus chinensis baill water extract aginst Salmonella typhimurium. J Agricul Life Sci 44(6):111-119.  

11. Kim, K. M., Hwang, K. T., You, S. G., Lee, U. S., Jung, K. H., Moon, S. K., Choi, W. S. (2009) Antimicrobial effect of edible pullulan film containing natural antimicrobial material on cariogenic bacteria. J Korean Soc Food Sci Nutr 38(10):1466-1470.  

12. Kim, S. H., Yoo, R. N., Lee, J. A. (2015) The impact of the antibiotic burden on the selection of its resistance among gram negative bacteria isolated from children. Pediatr Infect Vaccine 22(3):178-185.  

13. Kim, T. S., Kim, M. J., Kang, Y. M., Oh, G., Choi, S. Y., Oh, M. S., Yang, Y. S., Seo, J. M., Ryu, M. G., Kim, E. S., Ha, D. R., Cho, B. S. (2014) Molecular characterization and toxin profile of Bacillus cereus strains isolated from ready-to-eat foods. Korean J Food Sci Technol 46(3):334-340.  

14. Kong, Y. J., Hong, G. P., Kwon, H. J., Hong, J. K., Park, B. K., Oh, D. H. (2001) Antimicrobial activity of Quercus spp. leaf ethanol extract against foodborne disease microorganism. J Korean Soc Food Sci Nutr 30(3):415-420.  

15. Kwon, Y. K., Choi, J. D., Kim, M. S., Lim, H. S., Chang, S. Y., Kim, M. S., Moon, G. I., Hong, K. H., Hong, J. H., Kim, M. C. (2007) Management on standards and specifications for food additives. Food Sci Indust 40(4):55-60.  

16. Lee, C. K., Seo, J. J. (2003) Antimicrobial activity of the aerial part of Artemisia capillaris extracts on the food-borne pathogens. J Korean Soc Food Sci Nutr 32(8):1227-1232.  

17. Lee, H. Y., Lee, J. S., Kim, D. H., Lee, S. G., Lee, Y. J., Kim, M. D. (2012) Extract on methods influence inhibitory effects of Agrimonia pilosa on the growths on meat-poisoning lactic acid bacteria. Food Eng Prog 16(1):180-184.  

18. Lee, S. G., Lee, S. H., Park, E. J. (2015) Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of ethanol leaf extract of Dendropanax morbiferus Lev. Korean J Food Cook Sci 31(5):515-523.  

19. Lim, Y. S., Bae, M. J., Lee, S. H. (2002) Antimicrobial effects of Pinus densiflora Sieb. et Zucc. ethanol extract on Listeria monocytogenes. J Korean Soc Food Sci Nutr 31(2):333-337.  

20. Mitscher, L. A., Park, Y. H., Clark, D. (1980) Antimicrobial agents from higher palnts, antimicrobial isoflavonoids and related substances from Glycyrrhiza glabra L. var Typica. J Nat Prod 43(2):259-269.  

21. Muraina, I. A., Picard, J., Eloff, J. N. (2009) Development of a reproducible method to determine minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of plant extract against a slow-growing mycoplasmas organism. Phytomedicine. 16(2-3): 262-264.  

22. Park, C. S. (1998) Antibacterial activity of edible plant against pathogenic bacteria. Korean J Postharvest Sci Technol 5(1):89-96.  

23. Rheem, I. S. (2016) Building the data mart on antibiotic usage for infection control. Korean J Clin Lab Sci 48(4): 348-354.  

24. Ro, S. J., Han, Y. W. (1978) Microbial food-borne diseases. Korean J Appl Microbiol Bioeng 6(3):135-140.  

25. Ryu, S. H., Lee, Y. K. (2007) Antibiotic susceptibility and minimal inhibitory concentration of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from patients with food poisoning in seoul. Korean J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 31(3):165-174.  

26. Sallami, L., Marcotte, M., Naim, F., Ouattara, B., Leblanc, C., Saucier, L. (2006) Heat inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in a typical bologna matrix during an industrial cooking- cooling cycle. J Food Prot 69(12):3025-3030.  

27. Seo, Y. H., Han, C. H., Lee, J. M., Choi, S. M., Moon, K. D. (2012) Effects of Opuntia ficus indica extracts on inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut apples. J Korean Soc Food Sci Nutr 41(7):1009-1013.  

28. Shin, Y. H., Yoo, J. S., Kim, K. S. (1998) In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella enteritidis isolated in Korea, 1997. J Korean Soc Chemother 16(3):205-214.  

29. Vallejo, S G., Menendez de la, F. I., Fernandez, G P. (1999) Multiple comparison procedures for simple one-way ANOVA with dependent data. Span J Psychol 2(1):55-63.  

30. Yang, H. C., Hong, S. S., Kim, K. H., Choi, S. H., Chung, H. J. (1999) Distribution of Vibrio vulnificus in chonnam coastal area. Korean J Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 27(1):70-74.  

online submission
online submission
online submission
online submission
Sub Menu
Sub Banner
Sub Banner
Sub Menu
Sub Banner
Sub Banner
Sub Banner
Sub Banner
Sub Menu
Sub Menu