Antifungal activity of tea tree oil in vitro

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Code: 01-011
Published: 1 Feb 2001
Author(s): KA Hammer, CF Carson, TV Riley
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ISBN: 0-642-58234-3

Several comprehensive studies have already been conducted investigating the antibacterial activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil. Since fungi have emerged only relatively recently as important pathogens, they have been neglected in terms of the development of antifungal agents and the more basic science of how antifungal agents work. Therefore the aim of this project is to determine the in vitro susceptibility of a range of medically important yeasts and filamentous fungi to tea tree oil.