Jacobs Journal of Aquaculture and Research

The effect of Bergamot essential oils against Vibrio anguillarum: a pathogenic fish species

Published on: 2018-10-23

Abstract

The present study is focused to evaluate the effects of Bergamot Essential Oil and its terpene against fish pathogen species. The antimicrobial activity was investigated in vitro against Vibrio anguillarum strains. The chemical composition was also analysed. Results showed that both essential oils were effective against this species, reducing bacterial growth for 3 days. The results suggest that bergamot oils may be used as an effective antimicrobial system to reduce the microbial growth and constitute an useful alternative in aquaculture farms to prevent bacterial fish diseases.

Keywords

citrus essential oils,; antimicrobial properties ;Vibrio anguillarum