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Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from Cuminum cyminum L. collected in different areas of Morocco

Petretto, G.L., Fancello, F., Bakhy, K., Faiz, C.AL, Sibawayh, Z., Chessa, M., Zara, S., Sanna, M.L., Maldini, M., Rourke, J.P. and Pintore, G. 2018. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from Cuminum cyminum L. collected in different areas of Morocco. Food Bioscience 22 , pp. 50-58. 10.1016/j.fbio.2018.01.004

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Abstract

Essential oils from 8 Cuminum cyminum local populations collected in Morocco were investigated for their chemical composition and antimicrobial activity. The chemical composition, investigated by gas chromatographic technique, revealed a common fingerprint in all Moroccan samples: twenty-five compounds were identified with γ-terpinen-7-al being the major component in all samples studied. The antimicrobial activity of cumin essential oils were tested against 10 bacterial strains, belonging to 8 different species, and 6 yeast strains, belonging to 4 species. Lactic acid bacteria showed a good resistance to all essential oil tested while overall the cumin essential oils showed a strong antifungal activity that affected both maximum specific growth rate and lag time

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
ISSN: 2212-4292
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 January 2019
Date of Acceptance: 10 January 2018
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 11:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/118513

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