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Essential oil composition and antimicrobial investigation of some Iranian herbal plants on Pectobacterium carotovorum

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Shahin Gavanji
Mehrsorosh H., Gavanji S., Larki B., Mohammadi M.D., Karbasiun A., Bakhtari A., Hashemzadeh F. and Mojiri A.
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In recent years, there has been growing concern regarding undesirable side effects of synthetic antimicrobial drugs used for food preservation or in medicine and an explosive global spreading of multidrug resistant microbes are considered as a substantial global health threat. This necessitates the searching for new classes of safe and more effective antimicrobial agent by acting with different mechanisms. This study aimed to determine the antimicrobial activity of essential oils of some herbs which are endemic Iranian plants using minimum inhibitory (MIC) concentration of their essential oils. Results obtained from minimum inhibitory concentration showed that the essential oil of Thymus vulgaris, compared to other extracts, possess the best inhibitory effect in the lowest concentration. The extracts of Artemisia kermanensis, Lavandula officinalis, Rosemarinous officinalis and Eucalyptus caesia are reported to have inhibitory effect on Pectobacterium carotovorum.


Pectobacterium carotovorum, essential oil, minimum inhibitory concentration.