Effect of scorpion venom, Androctonus australis (Linnaeus,1758) against some bacterial strains

S. Haddad, L. Rouari, S. E. Sadine, A. Rouari

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Abstract: This work consists to evaluate in vitro the activity of scorpion venom Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758) which is the most abundant and most dangerous species in Algeria, against five bacterial strains: Bacillus subtilis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Micrococcus luteus. Biological tests by the use of different concentrations of venom aims to investigate the minimum inhibitory concentration is measured by optical density by the method of diffusion in a liquid medium. Whose, the bacterial inoculum using a UV-Visible spectrophotometer at a wavelength of 600 nm. While statistical analyses are applied to the observed results to conclude the antibacterial effect of scorpion venom. The results showed that no antibacterial activity of the A. australis venom against all bacterial strains tested. Nevertheless, the S. aureus MRSA strain exhibited greater resistance than other bacterial strains.


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