Abstract Title:

Antimicrobial activity of five essential oils against origin strains of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Abstract Source:

APMIS. 2005 Jan ;113(1):1-6. PMID: 15676008

Abstract Author(s):

Pedro Peñalver, Belén Huerta, Carmen Borge, Rafael Astorga, Rafael Romero, Anselmo Perea

Article Affiliation:

Animal Health Department, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain. penalver@coft.org


An in vitro assay measuring the antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Coridothymus capitatus (Spanish origanum), Satureja montana, Thymus mastichina (Spanish Origanum majorana), Thymus zygis (Spanish variety of Thymus vulgaris) and Origanum vulgare has been carried out against poultry origin strains of Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella essen, and pig origin strains of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Salmonella choleraesuis and Salmonella typhimurium. Using the broth microdilution method, all the essential oils showed an MIC>or = 2% (v/v) for the two strains of E. coli. The essential oil that showed the highest antimicrobial activity against the four strains of Salmonella was Origanum vulgare (MIC

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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