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Chemical characterization and antibacterialantifungal activity of Rutaceae family essential oils from different plants on probiotic microorganisms


Lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, mandarin and bitter orange species which have major characteristic specialities of Rutaceae family, have antimicrobial activities on pathogene microorganisms. Probiotic microorganisms have valuable effects on human body and inhibition of probiotics causes many diseases. In this present study, it was aimed to determine indicate probiotic resistance against natural antimicrobial agents (as essential oils) compare to pathogenes in previous studies. Analysis of essential oils (Eos) from were analyzed by GC-FID and GC/MS, analysis of Eos antimicrobial and antifungal activity from were analyzed by Microdilution test. Limonene (%95.29) and Linalool (%34.94) were found as major compounds of EOs respectively. All essential oils have antimicrobial activities on probiotic microorganisms. 


essential oil, lamiaceae, antimicrobial, antifungal, characterization