Antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil

@article{Hammer2003AntifungalAO,
  title={Antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil},
  author={Katherine A. Hammer and Christine F. Carson and Thomas V. Riley},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={95}
}
Aims: To investigate the in vitro antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil. 

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