International Journal of Infection

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The Inhibitory Effect of Ajowan Essential Oil on Bacterial Growth

Batool Sharifi Mood 1 , Mahdieh Shafeghat 2 , Maliheh Metanat 1 , * , Saeide Saeidi 3 and Nahid Sepehri 1
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1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
2 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
3 Department of Biology, Microbiology Group, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of Infection: July 30, 2014, 1 (2); e19394
  • Published Online: July 20, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 19, 2014
  • Revised: May 18, 2014
  • Accepted: May 18, 2014
  • DOI: 10.17795/iji-19394

To Cite: Sharifi Mood B, Shafeghat M, Metanat M, Saeidi S, Sepehri N. The Inhibitory Effect of Ajowan Essential Oil on Bacterial Growth, Int J Infect. 2014 ; 1(2):e19394. doi: 10.17795/iji-19394.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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