Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Antibacterial Effects and Mode of Action of Selected Essential Oils Components against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus

Table 2

Hydrophobicity () and apolar () and polar () components of the surface tension of E. coli and S. aureus after 1 h of exposure to MIC of selected EOs components.

BacteriaEOsSurface tension parameters
(mJ/m2)

E. coli Control33.58 ± 1.99b20.74 ± 1.98bc2.17 ± 0.42bc49.52 ± 0.03a25.86 ± 0.31a
Carveol34.40 ± 0.74b16.71 ± 1.94a1.28 ± 0.29a54.60 ± 0.62b33.80 ± 0.76b
Carvone34.45 ± 0.38b17.33 ± 0.30ab1.37 ± 0.03ab54.64 ± 0.51b33.44 ± 0.24b
Citronellol35.88 ± 0.90b15.74 ± 1.17a1.13 ± 0.17a54.66 ± 0.17b33.86 ± 0.48b
Citronellal27.8 ± 0.95a25.93 ± 1.59c3.41 ± 0.43c49.34 ± 0.42a24.48 ± 0.97a

S. aureus Control35.44 ± 1.15a17.09 ± 0.28a1.48 ± 0.05a49.57 ± 0.91a27.68 ± 1.35a
Carveol34.14 ± 0.60a15.74 ± 2.00a1.10 ± 0.32a56.82 ± 2.49b37.11 ± 3.96b
Citronellol35.05 ± 0.38a14.87 ± 0.34a1.10 ± 0.03a50.03 ± 0.56a29.23 ± 0.64b
Citronellal34.15 ± 0.01a16.74 ± 0.35a1.47 ± 0.11a47.55 ± 1.53a25.56 ± 2.04a

Different superscripts within the same column indicate statistical significant differences (). Mean values ± standard deviation for at least three replicates are illustrated.