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Table 4 Inhibition zone diameters (mm) produced by 20 mg of tested polymers (V-X) against different bacteria which were maintained on nutrient agar after 24 h and fungi which were kept on Sabouroud's agar slopes after 72 h by the Cut Plug Method on nutrient agar at 30°C

From: Biocidal polymers: synthesis and antimicrobial properties of benzaldehyde derivatives immobilized onto amine-terminated polyacrylonitrile

Tested microorganism Inhibition zone diameter (mm)
Control Biocidal polymers
III IV V VI VII VIII IX X
Escherichia coli 10 8 14 19 25 30 23 28
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 8 8 15 23 28 30 24 32
Salmonella typhi 9 9 16 19 28 32 23 32
Staphylococcus aureus 8 10 16 21 27 29 25 30
Aspergillus niger 9 10 18 20 26 30 22 28
Aspergillus flavus 9 8 15 20 27 31 22 29
Candida albicans 10 9 17 19 25 28 22 27
Cryptpcoccus neoformans 10 9 17 19 25 29 24 27