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Some effects of douglas fir terpenes on certain microorganisms.
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PMID:  16345609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The Douglas fir terpene alpha-pinene was shown to inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria and a yeast. Other terpenes of the Douglas fir, including limonene, camphene, and isobornyl acetate, were also inhibitory to Bacillus thuringiensis. All terpenes were inhibitory at concentrations normally present in the fir needle diet of Douglas fir tussock moth larvae. The presence of such terpenes in the diet of these insects was found to strongly influence the infectivity of B. thuringiensis spores for the Douglas fir tussock moth larvae. The terpene alpha-pinene destroyed the cellular integrity and modified mitochondrial activity in certain microorganisms.
R E Andrews; L W Parks; K D Spence
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-25     Completed Date:  2010-06-25     Revised Date:  2010-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Bacteriology and Public Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164.
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