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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 538929, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/538929
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Chemical Composition, Antioxidant Potential, and Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oil Cones of Tunisian Cupressus sempervirens

1LR11-ES31 Biotechnologie et Valorisation des Bio-Géo Ressources, Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologie de Sidi Thabet, Université de la Manouba, BiotechPole de Sidi Thabet, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunisia
2UR Ecophysiologie Environnementale et Procédés Agroalimentaires, Université de la Manouba, BiotechPole de Sidi Thabet, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunisia
3Laboratory of Management and Valorization of Forest Resources, National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry (INRGREF), 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
4Laboratoire d’Epidémiologie et Microbiologie Vétérinaire, Groupes de Bactériologie et Développement Biotechnologique, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Université El Manar, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
5USCR de Spectrométrie de Masse, Laboratoire de Biochimie, Faculté de Médecine, 5019 Monastir, Tunisia
6Institut National de Recherche et d’Analyses Physicochimique (INRAP), Université de la Manouba, BiotechPole de Sidi Thabet, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunisia
7Faculty of Sciences and Arts in Balgarn, Bisha University, P.O. Box 60, Balgarn, Sabt Al Alaya 61985, Saudi Arabia

Received 8 May 2015; Revised 4 July 2015; Accepted 7 July 2015

Academic Editor: Patricia Valentao

Copyright © 2015 Aicha Ben Nouri 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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