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In-vitro anti-Vibrio spp. activity and chemical composition of some Tunisian aromatic plants

Snoussi, Mejdi and Hajlaoui, Hafedh and Noumi, Emira and Usai, Donatella and Sechi, Leonardo Antonio and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia and Bakhrouf, Amina (2008) In-vitro anti-Vibrio spp. activity and chemical composition of some Tunisian aromatic plants. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 24 (12), p. 3071-3076. eISSN 1573-0972. Article.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11274-008-9811-6


The chemical composition of five aromatic plants (Mentha longifolia, M. pulegium, Eugenia caryophyllata, Thymus vulgaris and Rosmarinus officinalis) frequently used in food preparation in Tunisia was analysed by GC-MS. The antimicrobial effect of the essential oils obtained from these plants was tested against Vibrio alginolyticus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio fluvialis strains. Thyme oil exhibited a high level of antimicrobial activities against Vibrio spp. strains. The diameter of the zones of growth inhibition for V. parahaemolyticus species was interestingly high (ranging from 14.66 to 28 mm). The MIC and MBC values were interestingly low for thyme oil (MIC 0.078–0.156 mg/ml) and (MBC >0.31–1.25 mg/ml). These results showed that these plants especially thyme and clove, can be to be used for seafood preparation to protect against contamination by Vibrio spp. strains.
An erratum to this article can be found in: World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2008, 24(12), p. 3077.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2843
Uncontrolled Keywords:Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio alginolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio fluvialis, essential oils, GC-MS, anti-vibrio activity
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/07 Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holders:© Springer Science+Business Media
Deposited On:26 Aug 2009 16:43

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