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Nat Prod Commun. 2011 Feb;6(2):263-6.

Composition and antimicrobial activity of Seseli montanum subsp. tommasinii essential oil.

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Mycological Laboratory, Department of Plant Physiology, Institute for Biological Research, 'Sinisa Stanković', Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.


The essential oil isolated from Seseli montanum L. subsp. tommasinii Reich. f. was analyzed by GC/MS and the most abundant components were beta-pinene (30.2%), germacrene D (10.1%), sabinene (8.0%), alpha-pinene (7.2%) and limonene (6.6%). The antimicrobial effect of the essential oil was evaluated against four bacterial and four fungal species among which were food contaminants, spoilage fungi, and plant, fungal and animal pathogens. The oil possessed moderate to strong antimicrobial activity.

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