African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 728

Short Communication

Bactericidal activity of Pistacia atlantica. Desf mastic gum against certain pathogens

Bachir Raho Ghalem* and Benali Mohamed
Biotoxicology Laboratory, Biology Institute, Science Faculty, Djillali Liabès University of Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 December 2008
  •  Published: 31 January 2009



The hydro-distilled essential oils from the exudates of Pistacia atlantica. Desfstems have been tested against three bacteria (Escherichia coliStaphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes) using three different methods (agar disc diffusion method, minimal inhibitory concentration and Maruzella method, and showed antimicrobial activity against all these microbes.


Key words: Antibacterial activity, essential oil, gum of Pistacia atlantica.