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Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 1     (Pages: 059-069)

Antibacterial Activity of Some Essential Plant Oils Againts Some Bacterial Fish Pathogens

Seçil METİN 1 ,Behire Işıl DİDİNEN 2 ,Ecem Bercis MERCİMEK 3 ,Ahmet Tahir ERSOY 4

DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v17i26557.280204 Viewed : 1993 - Downloaded : 1731 In this work, essential oils of clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), peppermint (Menta piperita) and lavander (Lavandula hybrida) were screened for their chemical composition and in vitro antibacterial activity against Aeromonas sobri, Aeromonas salmonicida achromogenes, Aeromonas caviae, Aeromonas hydrophila, Vibrio anguillarum, Vibrio ordalli, Vibrio alginolyticus, Yersinia ruckeri, Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Lactococcus garvieae and Vagacoccus salmoninarum. As a result of this study, it was found that clove essential oil showed a strong antimicrobial activity. However, peppermint and lavander oils were moderately effective. Keywords : Antibacterial activity,Bacterial fish pathogens,Essential oil,Agar diffusion