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Antimicrobial activity of some promising plant oils, molecules and formulations.
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PMID:  23214265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Plant oils and oil components were screened in vitro for antibacterial and antifungal activity by disc diffusion method. Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) of oils (% v/v) against bacteria and fungi were determined by agar dilution method. Results showed that potential antimicrobial activity was demonstrated by geranium oil, geraniol, and terpineol. These oils and oil components were active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria pathogens. Antifungal activity was also observed against dermatophytes, yeasts and Aspergillus species. Antimicrobial formulations containing geranium oil, geraniol and terpineol showed strong antibacterial and antifungal activity.
Authors:
Dwijendra Singh; T R S Kumar; Vivek K Gupt; Pushplata Chaturvedi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of experimental biology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0019-5189     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0233411     Medline TA:  Indian J Exp Biol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  714-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Microbial Technology and Entomology Department, Crop Protection Division, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226 016, India. d.singh@cimap.res.in
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