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European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 319–322 | Cite as

Direct screening method to assess antimicrobial behavior of untreated wood

  • Muhammad Tanveer Munir
  • Florence Aviat
  • Hélène Pailhories
  • Matthieu Eveillard
  • Mark Irle
  • Michel FederighiEmail author
  • Christophe Belloncle
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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to develop a simple and direct screening method to assess antimicrobial activities of wood material. Wood samples consisted of sawdust and wood discs cut in transversal (RT) and tangential (LT) direction, from four different wood species which were tested against four important bacteria in hospital hygiene. Area of inhibition was observed around sawdust embedded wells and wooden discs placed on agar. This study showed that wood disc diffusion can be used to easily and rapidly screen antimicrobial properties of untreated wood, while sawdust diffusion needs further work to do this.

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Acknowledgements

The study was funded by CODIFAB (http://www.codifab.fr/).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Tanveer Munir
    • 1
  • Florence Aviat
    • 2
  • Hélène Pailhories
    • 3
  • Matthieu Eveillard
    • 3
  • Mark Irle
    • 1
  • Michel Federighi
    • 4
    Email author
  • Christophe Belloncle
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Innovation Matériau Bois Habitat Apprentissage (LIMBHA)Ecole Supérieure du BoisNantesFrance
  2. 2.Your ResearcH-Bio-ScientificLe LandreauFrance
  3. 3.ATOMycA, Inserm Equipe Avenir, Inserm U892, CNRS 6299, Université Bretagne-Loire, Centre Hospitalier UniversitaireAngers CedexFrance
  4. 4.UMR INRA 1014 SECALIM, OnirisNantes Cedex 03France

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