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Research Article

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

Table 3

Zeta potential values (mV) of E. coli and S. aureus after 1 h of exposure to MIC of selected EOs components.

EOs Zeta potential (mV)
E. coli S. aureus

Control−22.78 ± 2.85a−27.10 ± 2.42a
Carveol−13.58 ± 1.02c−18.86 ± 2.02b
Carvone−18.46 ± 1.37bNE
Citronellol −8.13 ± 1.21d−16.03 ± 0.66b
Citronellal−11.71 ± 0.73c−15.16 ± 1.00b

Different superscripts within the same column indicate statistical significant differences (). NE: not evaluated. Mean values ± standard deviation for at least three replicates are illustrated.