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Antimicrobial Activity of Some Medicinal Plant Extracts against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

Majid Masoumian 1 , * and Mohammad Zandi 1
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1 Department of Agriculture, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: November 2017, 19 (11); e10080
  • Published Online: November 30, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 18, 2016
  • Revised: July 18, 2017
  • Accepted: October 7, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/zjrms.10080

To Cite: Masoumian M, Zandi M. Antimicrobial Activity of Some Medicinal Plant Extracts against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2017 ; 19(11):e10080. doi: 10.5812/zjrms.10080.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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