Antibacterial activity of essential oils from Cymbopogon

inter- and intra-specific differences.

S. Pattnaik*, V. R. Subramanyam, C. R. Kole, S. Sahoo

*Corresponding author for this work

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The influence of the genetic background of a plant on the antibacterial activity of essential oil derived from it was investigated. Essential oils from six distinct strains of Cymbopogon were tested against eighteen bacteria. Interspecific and intra-specific differences were evident in the antibacterial activity of the essential oils derived from the the six Cymbopogon strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
Issue number341
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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