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Table 2 Minimum inhibitory concentration (MICs) of EOs components (%, v/v) by the broth microdilution (BM) and vapour contact (VC) methods

From: Liquid and vapour-phase antifungal activities of essential oils against Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida

Components Methods C.albicans (n = 26) C.glabrata (n = 10) C.tropicalis (n = 10)
  Range MIC 50 MIC 90 Range MIC 50 MIC 90 Range MIC 50 MIC 90
Carvacrol BM 0.06–0.5 0.125 0.125 0.06–0.25 0.125 0.25 0.25–0.5 0.25 0.25
VC 0.0038 0.0038 0.0038 <0.0019 <0.0019 <0.0019 <0.0019–0.0038 <0.0019 <0.0019
Eugenol BM 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.125–0.25 0.125 0.25 0.25–0.5 0.25 0.25
VC 0.125–0.5 0.125 0.125 0.06–0.25 0.125 0.125 0.125–0.25 0.125 0.125
Linalool BM 0.125–1 0.25 0.25 0.125–1 0.5 0.25 0.25–0.5 0.25 0.25
VC 0.0075 0.0075 0.0075 0.0075–0.03 0.015 0.03 0.0015–0.03 0.03 0.03
Linalyl acetate BM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
VC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Thymol BM 0.06–0.125 0.06 0.06 0.06–0.25 0.125 0.125 0.125–0.5 0.125 0.125
VC 0.0038 0.0038 0.0038 0.0019–0.0038 0.0019 0.0019 <0.0019 <0.0019 <0.0019
α-Pinene BM 0.06–0.125 0.06 0.06 0.06–0.125 0.06 0.125 0.125–0.5 0.125 0.125
VC 0.25–0.5 0.25 0.5 0.25–0.5 0.25 0.5 0.25–1 0.5 0.5
  1. Results were obtained from 3 independent experiments performed in duplicate and expressed as modal results