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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jun;78(11):4057-61. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07499-11. Epub 2012 Mar 30.

Selected antimicrobial essential oils eradicate Pseudomonas spp. and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms.

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Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Abstract

Biofilms are difficult to eliminate with standard antimicrobial treatments due to their high antibiotic resistance relative to free-living cells. Here, we show that selected antimicrobial essential oils can eradicate bacteria within biofilms with higher efficiency than certain important antibiotics, making them interesting candidates for the treatment of biofilms.

PMID:
22467497
PMCID:
PMC3346404
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.07499-11
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