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Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and other plant extracts
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The results of this study support the notion that plant essential oils and extracts may have a role as pharmaceuticals and preservatives. Expand
Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties
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This review summarizes recent developments in understanding of the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of the tea tree oil and its components, as well as clinical efficacy. Expand
Emergence and global spread of epidemic healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile
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This analysis identifies key genetic changes linked to the rapid transcontinental dissemination of epidemic C. difficile 027/BI/NAP1 and highlights the routes by which it spreads through the global healthcare system. Expand
Mechanism of Action of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil on Staphylococcus aureus Determined by Time-Kill, Lysis, Leakage, and Salt Tolerance Assays and Electron Microscopy
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The predisposition to lysis, the loss of 260-nm-absorbing material, the lost of tolerance to NaCl, and the altered morphology seen by electron microscopy all suggest that tea tree oil and its components compromise the cytoplasmic membrane. Expand
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: bacteriology, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of an occupational pathogen.
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Two PCR assays have been described for the diagnosis of swine erysipelas, one of which has been applied successfully to human samples, and recent advances in molecular approaches to diagnosis and in understanding of Erysipelothrix taxonomy and pathogenesis. Expand
Antimicrobial activity of the major components of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia.
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The antimicrobial activity of eight components of tea tree oil was evaluated using disc diffusion and broth microdilution methods and reasonable agreement between minimum inhibitory concentrations and zones of inhibition was found. Expand
Antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil
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The objective is to investigate the in vitro antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil to find out if it acts as a ‘spatially aggregating agent’ or ‘neutralizer’ to fungi. Expand
Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027: assessing the risks of further worldwide spread
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A risk assessment framework for assessing risks of further worldwide spread of Clostridium difficile is presented, which requires identification of potential vehicles of introduction, including international transfers of hospital patients, international tourism and migration, and trade in livestock, associated commodities, and foodstuffs. Expand
Diversity and Evolution in the Genome of Clostridium difficile
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In the last 2 decades, PCR- and sequence-based techniques, particularly whole-genome sequencing (WGS), have significantly furthered knowledge of the genetic diversity, evolution, epidemiology, and pathogenicity of this once enigmatic pathogen. Expand
Antimicrobial activity of commercial Olea europaea (olive) leaf extract.
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Investigation of the activity of a commercial extract derived from the leaves of Olea europaea (olive) against a wide range of microorganisms found it to be most active against Campylobacter jejuni, Helicobacter pylori and Staphylococcus aureus, with minimum inhibitory concentrations as low as 0.78% (v/v). Expand
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