Antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes many infectious diseases and it is agreat. So, the aim of the present work was to assess the antibacterial, antibiofilm activity of Beta vulgaris extracts against resistance bacteria P. aeruginosa that were clinically isolated and tested for their antiprotease potential. Result showed that methanol extract exhibited important antiprotease activity against Trypsin, Savinase, and digestive proteases of blue crab with percentage of inhibition of 94.66, 91.39, and 86.41%, respectively. It showed also important antibiofilm activities against multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa with inhibition values upper than 80% with a concentration of 4MIC. Our investigation delivered that Beta vulgaris might be possible source of natural antienzymatic, antimicrobial, and antibiofilm agents.
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