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Antimicrobial activities of essential oils and crude extracts from tropical Citrus spp. against food-related microorganisms

  title={Antimicrobial activities of essential oils and crude extracts from tropical Citrus spp. against food-related microorganisms},
  author={Tipparat Hongpattarakere and Suphitchaya Chanthachum and Sumonrat Chanthaphon},
  journal={Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST)},
Ethyl acetate extracts and hydrodistillated-essential oils from peels of Citrus spp. were investigated for their antimicrobial activities against food related microorganisms by broth microdilution assay. Overall, ethyl acetate extracts from all citrus peels showed stronger antimicrobial activities than their essential oils obtained from hydrodistillation. The ethyl acetate extract of kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix DC.) peel showed broad spectrum of inhibition against all Gram-positive bacteria… 

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