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Effects of oregano, carvacrol and thymol on Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms.
Subinhibitory concentrations of the oils attenuated biofilm formation of S. aureus and S. epidermidis strains on polystyrene microtitre plates. Expand
Composition and antimicrobial properties of essential oils of four Mediterranean Lamiaceae.
All four oils have a biotoxic effect, the most active being those from Calamintha and Thymus, and their antimicrobial and fungicide activities evaluated on the basis of their minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration. Expand
Essential oils from Mediterranean lamiaceae as weed germination inhibitors.
S. montana essential oil, with 57% carvacrol, is the most active compound, completely inhibiting germination both of crops and weeds. Expand
Chemical composition of essential oils from needles, branches and cones of Pinus pinea, P. halepensis, P. pinaster and P. nigra from central Italy
The composition of the essential oils from the needles, branches and female cones of four species of Pinaceae, Pinus pinea, P. halepensis, P. pinaster and P. nigra, has been analysed and comparativeExpand
Phytochemical typologies in some populations of Myrtus communis L. on Caprione Promontory (East Liguria, Italy)
Differences between plants collected in different habitats have been educed and trans-myrtanol acetate has been identified for the first time as a natural constituent of an essential oil of Myrtus. Expand
In vitro activity of the essential oil of Cinnamomum zeylanicum and eugenol in peroxynitrite-induced oxidative processes.
The essential oil obtained from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume (Lauraceae) and three of its main components, eugenol, (E)-cinnamaldehyde, and linalool (representing 82.5% of the totalExpand
Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Calamintha nepeta and its constituent pulegone against bacteria and fungi
The chemical composition of the essential oil of Calamintha nepeta and its antimicrobial activity against Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella veneziana, S. paratyphi B, S.Expand
The inhibition of Candida albicans by selected essential oils and their major components
The in-vitro inhibiting activity of some essential oils and their main constituents against a strain of Candida albicans is evaluated and β-phellandrene proved to be the most interesting component among cyclic monoterpenic hydrocarbons as it showed a strong activity. Expand
Bioactivity and qualitative analysis of some essential oils from Mediterranean plants against stored-product pests: Evaluation of repellency against Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, Cryptolestes
Repellency tests on kernels against S. zeamais adults suggested that bergamot and lavandin were the most efficient oils, and these substances do represent a possible alternative to chemical insecticides in some market niches. Expand
Composition of the essential oil of leaves, galls, and ripe and unripe fruits of Jordanian Pistacia palaestina Boiss.
Results of GC and GC-MS analyses of the essential oils of leaves, galls produced by Baizongia pistaciae (L.), and ripe and unripe fruits of Pistacia palaestinaBoiss collected in Jordan are reported. Expand