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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 681207, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/681207
Research Article

Study Bioprospecting of Medicinal Plant Extracts of the Semiarid Northeast: Contribution to the Control of Oral Microorganisms

1Laboratório de Desenvolvimento e Ensaio de Medicamentos, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, 58.429-500 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
2Programa de Pós-graduação em Odontologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, 58.429-500 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil

Received 2 February 2012; Revised 10 April 2012; Accepted 12 April 2012

Academic Editor: Vincenzo De Feo

Copyright © 2012 Maria Suênia P. Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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