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Antimicrobial action of tea tree oil ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) on five common bacteria

  title={Antimicrobial action of tea tree oil ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) on five common bacteria},
  author={Mary Anne Fitzpatrick},
Microorganisms are ubiquitous in every habitat on earth. Some can be pathogenic and the need for controlling them is a topic of immense research. Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is known to have antibacterial effects and in this experiment we tested its abilities to control the growth of five bacteria Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Micrococcus roseus, Sarcina luteus, and Serratia marcescens. We also compared the antimicrobial effectiveness of fresh garlic (Allium sativum), an… 

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