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Melaleuca tree

Melaleuca tree

Melaleuca tree

Melaleuca tree

In vitro antimycoplasmal activity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil

Susceptibility of pseudomonads to Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil and components

Herbivory by Introduced Insects Reduces Growth and Survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia Seedlings

In vitro activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil against dermatophytes and other filamentous fungi

Selection of resistance to the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia in Staphylococcus aureus

In-vitro activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia against Streptococcus spp

Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil gel (6%) for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis

Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil inhibits germ tube formation by Candida albicans

In vitro susceptibility of Malassezia furfur to the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia

Geographic Distribution and Dispersal Rate of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida

Geographic Distribution and Regional Impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Biological Control Agents of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Candida albicans adhesion to human epithelial cells and polystyrene and formation of biofilm is reduced by sub-inhibitory Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil

Antifungal effects of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil and its components on Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Saccharomyces cerevisiae


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(family Myrtaceae)

A genus of woody shrubs or small trees that have opposite, entire leaves. The flowers are regular, bisexual, cymose or solitary, with 4 or 5 sepals and a similar number of petals. There are numerous stamens in tufts opposite the petals. The ovary is inferior, with several locules and a long, simple style. The fruit is a fleshy berry or dry capsule, and the seeds have little endosperm. The plants exhibit xerophytic (see xerophyte) characters (e.g. thickened leaves and sub-epidermal oil glands). Many are halophytic (salt tolerant) but they are typically present in tropical areas that experience heavy summer rainfall, and occur in many Eucalyptus forests in areas of low fertility. Some species are important for aromatic oils (e.g. M. cajuputi gives cajeput oil). There are about 150 species, of which most occur only in Australia, although they are cultivated elsewhere for their flowers. Melaleuca and the related Callistemon are commonly known as bottle-brushes.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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