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Investigacion preliminar de la accion inhibitoria in vitro de los antibioticos frente a las algas del genero Prototheca

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Se investigó la posible acción inhibitoria ‘in vitro’ de antibióticos en disco sobre algas microscópicas, potencialmente patógenas para el hombre, del Género Prototheca y la especie P. wickerhamii.

Se utilizó el método de disco-placa en medio de Agar de Saboureaud.

Resultaron como inhibidores ‘in vitro’: Amikacina, Colistina, Dibekacina, Framicetina, Gentamicina, Kanamicina, Lividomicina, Neomicina, Polimixina, Paromomicina, Ribostamicina, Sisomicina y Tobramicina.

Se destaca el interés del estudio de sensibilidad a estas drogas ante un caso de Protothecosis humana.

Abstract

We investigated the possible inhibitory action ‘in vitro’ by antibiotic containing discs against microscopic alga that are potential human pathogens of the genus Prototheca especially P. wickerhamii.

The results indicated that inhibitors in vitro included amicacin, colistin, dibecacin, framicetin, gentamycin, kanamycin, lividomycin, neomycin, polymyxin, paromomycin, ribostamycin, sisomycin and tobramycin.

We emphasize the interest in the effectiveness at these drugs in a case of human protothecosis.

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Casal, M., Gutierrez, J. Investigacion preliminar de la accion inhibitoria in vitro de los antibioticos frente a las algas del genero Prototheca. Mycopathologia 75, 45–49 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00439066

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