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International Journal of Microbiology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 760969, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/760969
Research Article

In Vitro Antibacterial and Antibiotic Resistance Modifying Effect of Bioactive Plant Extracts on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis

1Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská Dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University, Odbojárov 10, 832 32 Bratislava, Slovakia

Received 10 July 2013; Revised 11 September 2013; Accepted 12 September 2013

Academic Editor: Carla Pruzzo

Copyright © 2013 Romana Chovanová et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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