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Table 3 Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of commercial stearidonic acid (SA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and positive controls (triclosan and chlorhexidine) against several oral pathogens

From: Antimicrobial activities of stearidonic and gamma-linolenic acids from the green seaweed Enteromorpha linza against several oral pathogenic bacteria

Oral pathogens MIC value (μg/mL)
Positive controls SA GLA
Triclosan Chlorhexidine   
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans ND 4.88 312.50 78.12
Candida albicans 312.50 4.88 312.50 78.12
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. vincenti 4.88 2.44 39.06 9.76
Streptococcus mutans ND 9.76 1,250 625
Prevotella intermedia 1,250 1.22 39.06 39.06
Porphyromonas gingivalis 78.12 1.22 9.76 9.76
  1. All measurements were performed in triplicate, and are the average of three experiments; ND not determined.