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Antibacterial potential assessment of jasmine essential oil against E. coli

Author(s): CC Rath, S Devi, SK Dash, RK Mishra
Centre for P. G. Studies. Department of Microbiology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 003, India

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C C Rath P. G. Department of Botany, North Orissa University, Sriramchandra Vihar, Takatpur, Baripada-757 003 India E-mail: [email protected]

The antibacterial activity of Jasmine ( Jasminum sambac L.) flower hydro steam distilled essential oil, synthetic blends and six major individual components was assessed against Escherichia coli (MTCC-443) strain. The activity was bactericidal. Minimum inhibitory concentration was determined by tube dilution technique, and the Minimum inhibitory concentration ranged between 1.9-31.25 µl/ml. Phenolcoefficient of the oil, synthetic blends and components varied between 0.6-1.7. The activity of the chemicals was possibly due to the inhibition of cell membrane synthesis.

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