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Antimicrobial action of some citrus fruit oils on selected food-borne bacteria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4905947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The antimicrobial properties of essential oils, terpineol, and orange oil, in particular, varied according to the type of bacteria tested. Terpineol and other terpeneless fractions of citrus oils appeared to have greater inhibitory effect on food-borne bacteria than the other citrus oils or derivatives. Gram-positive bacteria were, in general, more sensitive to essential oils than gram-negative bacteria. Terpineol extended the shelf life of commercially pasteurized skim milk, low-fat milk, and whole milk for more than 56 days at 4 C. Orange oil extended the shelf life of skim milk and low-fat milk for the same period.
R Dabbah; V M Edwards; W A Moats
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1970 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1970-04-03     Completed Date:  1970-04-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
Citrus / analysis*
Escherichia coli / drug effects
Food Microbiology*
Milk / microbiology
Oils, Volatile / pharmacology*
Pseudomonas / drug effects
Salmonella / drug effects
Staphylococcus / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Oils, Volatile

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