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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 316280, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/316280
Research Article

Screening and Scoring of Antimicrobial and Biological Activities of Italian Vulnerary Plants against Major Oral Pathogenic Bacteria

1Dipartimento di Neuroscienze e Scienze Riproduttive ed Odontostomatologiche, Zona Ospedaliera, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy
2Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare e Biotecnologie Mediche, Zona Ospedaliera, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy
3Dipartimento di Biologia, Complesso Universitario di Monte Sant’Angelo, Via Cintia 21, 80126 Napoli, Italy

Received 20 May 2013; Revised 12 August 2013; Accepted 13 August 2013

Academic Editor: Jenny M. Wilkinson

Copyright © 2013 Gianmaria F. Ferrazzano 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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