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Renata Prusinowska and Krzysztof B. Śmigielski

References 1. Shellie R, Mondello L, Marriott P, Dugo G. Characterization of lavender essential oils by using gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy with correlation of linear retention indices and comparison with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography. J Chromatogr A 2002; 970:225-234. 2. Śmigielski K, Sikora M, Majewska M, Raj A. The application of essentials oils to natural and organic cosmetics. Pol J Cosmetology 2008; 11:89-107. 3. Boelens MH. Chemical and sensory evaluation of Lavandula Oils. Perf Flav 1995; 20:23-25. 4. Śmigielski K

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Yunes Panahi, Fatemeh Beiraghdar, Hossein Akbari, Hossein Bekhradi, Mohsen Taghizadeh and Amirhossein Sahebkar

, Ghannadi A, Sharif B. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaf extracts and essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia Mill. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003; 89:67-71. 12. D’Auria FD, Tecca M, Strippoli V, Salvatore G, Battinelli L, Mazzanti G. Antifungal activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil against Candida albicans yeast and mycelial form. Med Mycol. 2005; 43:391-6. 13. Dadalioglu I, Evrendilek GA. Chemical compositions and antibacterial effects of essential oils of Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum), bay laurel (Laurus

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Asgar Ebadollahi, Mohammad Safaralizadeh and Ali Pourmirza

Fumigant Toxicity of Lavandula Stoechas L. Oil Against Three Insect Pests Attacking Stored Products

Plant secondary metabolites play an important role in plant-insect interactions and therefore such compounds may have insecticidal activity against insects. The chemical composition of the essential oil from leaves and flowers of Lavandula stoechas grown in Kashan, Iran, was studied by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). 1,8-Cineole (7.02%), γ-Cadinene (5.33%), T-Cadinol (5.07%), p-Mentha-1-en-8-ol (5.02%) and Caryophyllene (5.01%) were found to be the major constituents of the oil. In fumigant toxicity tests with the essential oil against adults of Tribolium castaneum Herbst, Lasioderma serricorne F. and Rhyzopertha dominica F. at 27±1°C and 60±5% RH, it was observed that L. serricorne (LC50 = 3.835 μl/l) were significantly more susceptible than R. dominica (LC50 = 5.66 μl/l) and T. castaneum (LC50 = 39.685 μl/l) 24 h after treatment. In all cases, considerable differences in mortality of insects to essential oil vapor were observed with different concentrations and times. Mortality increased as the doses of essential oils and exposure period increased and after 72 h fumigations, greatest percentages of mortality were obtained. The findings indicate the strong insecticidal activity of L. stoechas oil and it may be used in grain storage against insects L. serricorne, R. dominica and T. castaneum.

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Adgaba Nuru, Ahmad A. Al-Ghamdi, Yilma T. Tena, Awraris G. Shenkut, Mohammad J. Ansari and Anwer Al-Maktary

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Tadeusz Kobyłko, Piotr Dańda, Beata Hasiów, Henryk Pospieszny and Natasza Borodynko

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Dominika Andrys, Danuta Kulpa, Monika Grzeszczuk, Magdalena Bihun and Agnieszka Dobrowolska

memory dysfunction for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity. J. Ethnopharmacol. 104: 418-422. Akbar J.A., Shohrati M., Mahmoudi R., Haj H.R., Nosratpour S., Pajohi-Alamoti M., Mohamad L.A., 2014. Chemical composition and biological activities of Scrophularia striata extracts. Minerva Biotecnologica 26(3): 183-189. Al-Bakhit A.A.M., Sawwan J.S., Al-Mahmoud M.S., 2007. In vitro propagation of two Lavandula species: Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia L. Medica. J. J. Agr. Sci. 3(1): 16-25. Andrys D., Kulpa D

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Dominika Andrys, Danuta Kulpa, Monika Grzeszczuk and Bożena Białecka

broomand A zar P., T orabbeigi M., S harifan A., T ehrani M.S., 2011. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia isolated by solvent free microwave assisted extraction and hydrodistillation. J. Food Biosci. Tech. Islamic Azad Univ. Sci. Res. Branch 1, 19-24. A daszyńska -S kwirzyńska M., S warcewicz M., D obrowolska A., 2014. The potential of use lavender from vegetable waste as effective antibacterial and sedative agents. Med. Chem. 4(11), 734-737. A l -B akhit A.A., S awwan J.S., A l -M ahmoud

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Tadeusz Kobyłko, Piotr Dańda, Beata Hasiów, Natasza Borodynko and Henryk Pospieszny

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Dolores Peruč, Ivana Gobin, Maja Abram, Dalibor Broznić, Tomislav Svalina, Sanja Štifter, Mladenka Malenica Staver and Brigita Tićac


Mycobacterium avium complex-related diseases are often associated with poorly maintained hot water systems. This calls for the development of new control strategies. The aim of this study was to investigate the activity of essential oils (EOs) from the Mediterranean plants, common juniper, immortelle, sage, lavandin, laurel, and white cedar against Mycobacterium avium ssp. avium, Mycobacterium intracellulare, and Mycobacterium gordonae in culturing broth and freshwater as their most common habitat. To do that, we developed a new method of water microdilution to determine their minimal effective concentrations (MEC). The most active EO was the one from the common juniper with the MEC of 1.6 mg mL-1. Gas chromatography / mass spectrometry the juniper EO identified monoterpenes (70.54 %) and sesquiterpenes (25.9 %) as dominant component groups. The main monoterpene hydrocarbons were α-pinene, sabinene, and β-pinene. The juniper EO significantly reduced the cell viability of M. intracellulare and M. gordonae at MEC, and of M. avium at 2xMEC. Microscopic analysis confirmed its inhibitory effect by revealing significant morphological changes in the cell membrane and cytoplasm of all three bacteria. The mode of action of the juniper EO on the cell membrane was confirmed by a marked leakage of intracellular material. Juniper EO has a great practical potential as a complementary or alternative water disinfectant in hot water systems such as baths, swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, or even foot baths/whirlpools.

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Marta Oleszek and Solomiia Kozachok

, 9, 1-9. Prabhudessai V., Ganguly A., and Mutnuri S., 2009. Effect of caffeine and saponin on anaerobic digestion of food waste. Annals of Microbiol., 59(4), 643-648. Rabiei Z., Rafieian-Kopaei M., Mokhtari S., Alibabaei Z., and Shahrani M., 2014. The effect of pretreatment with different doses of Lavandula officinalis ethanolic extract on memory, learning and nociception. Biomedicine Aging Pathology, 4(1), 71-76. Rosłoń W., Osinska E., Mazur K., and Geszprych A., 2014. Chemical characteristics of European goldenrod ( Solidago virgaurea L