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Essential oils of Satureja, Origanum, and Thymus species: chemical composition and antibacterial activities against foodborne pathogens.
J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Dec 29; 52(26):8261-7.JA

Abstract

The chemical composition of the essential oils obtained from the species restricted to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean region, Satureja spinosa L. and Thymus longicaulis L.; species endemic to central and south Greece, Satureja parnassica ssp. parnassica Heldr. and Sart ex Boiss.; species endemic to the island of Crete, Origanum dictamnus L.; and species widely distributed in the Mediterranean region, Satureja thymbra L. and Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum, were determined by gas chromatography (GC) and GC/mass spectrometry (MS) analysis. The in vitro antibacterial activities of the essential oils were evaluated against a panel of five foodborne bacteria (Escherichia coli 0157:H7 NCTC 12900, Salmonella enteritidis PT4, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, Listeria monocytogenes ScottA, and Bacillus cereus FSS 134). The analytical data indicated that various monoterpene hydrocarbons and phenolic monoterpenes constitute the major components of the oils, but their concentrations varied greatly among the oils examined. The antibacterial assay results showed that 5 muL doses of the essential oils extracted from the endemic Satureja species in Greece possess remarkable bactericidal properties, which are clearly superior as compared to those of Origanum and Thymus species essential oils. Therefore, they represent an inexpensive source of natural mixtures of antibacterial compounds that exhibit potentials for use in food systems to prevent the growth of foodborne bacteria and extend the shelf life of the processed food.

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Agricultural University of Athens, Iera odos 75, Athens 11855, Greece.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15612827

Citation

Chorianopoulos, Nikos, et al. "Essential Oils of Satureja, Origanum, and Thymus Species: Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activities Against Foodborne Pathogens." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 52, no. 26, 2004, pp. 8261-7.
Chorianopoulos N, Kalpoutzakis E, Aligiannis N, et al. Essential oils of Satureja, Origanum, and Thymus species: chemical composition and antibacterial activities against foodborne pathogens. J Agric Food Chem. 2004;52(26):8261-7.
Chorianopoulos, N., Kalpoutzakis, E., Aligiannis, N., Mitaku, S., Nychas, G. J., & Haroutounian, S. A. (2004). Essential oils of Satureja, Origanum, and Thymus species: chemical composition and antibacterial activities against foodborne pathogens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52(26), 8261-7.
Chorianopoulos N, et al. Essential Oils of Satureja, Origanum, and Thymus Species: Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activities Against Foodborne Pathogens. J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Dec 29;52(26):8261-7. PubMed PMID: 15612827.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Essential oils of Satureja, Origanum, and Thymus species: chemical composition and antibacterial activities against foodborne pathogens. AU - Chorianopoulos,Nikos, AU - Kalpoutzakis,Eleftherios, AU - Aligiannis,Nektarios, AU - Mitaku,Sofia, AU - Nychas,George-John, AU - Haroutounian,Serkos A, PY - 2004/12/23/pubmed PY - 2005/1/27/medline PY - 2004/12/23/entrez SP - 8261 EP - 7 JF - Journal of agricultural and food chemistry JO - J Agric Food Chem VL - 52 IS - 26 N2 - The chemical composition of the essential oils obtained from the species restricted to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean region, Satureja spinosa L. and Thymus longicaulis L.; species endemic to central and south Greece, Satureja parnassica ssp. parnassica Heldr. and Sart ex Boiss.; species endemic to the island of Crete, Origanum dictamnus L.; and species widely distributed in the Mediterranean region, Satureja thymbra L. and Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum, were determined by gas chromatography (GC) and GC/mass spectrometry (MS) analysis. The in vitro antibacterial activities of the essential oils were evaluated against a panel of five foodborne bacteria (Escherichia coli 0157:H7 NCTC 12900, Salmonella enteritidis PT4, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, Listeria monocytogenes ScottA, and Bacillus cereus FSS 134). The analytical data indicated that various monoterpene hydrocarbons and phenolic monoterpenes constitute the major components of the oils, but their concentrations varied greatly among the oils examined. The antibacterial assay results showed that 5 muL doses of the essential oils extracted from the endemic Satureja species in Greece possess remarkable bactericidal properties, which are clearly superior as compared to those of Origanum and Thymus species essential oils. Therefore, they represent an inexpensive source of natural mixtures of antibacterial compounds that exhibit potentials for use in food systems to prevent the growth of foodborne bacteria and extend the shelf life of the processed food. SN - 0021-8561 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15612827/Essential_oils_of_Satureja_Origanum_and_Thymus_species:_chemical_composition_and_antibacterial_activities_against_foodborne_pathogens_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1021/jf049113i DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -