Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 483–486 | Cite as

Antibiotic properties of lignin components

  • J. Zemek
  • B. Košíková
  • J. Augustín
  • D. Joniak
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Abstract

Inhibitory effects of compounds with guaiacyl and syringyl structure, representing the structure of native lignin, were studied on model cultures of bacteria, yeasts, yeast-like microorganisms and moulds. Isoeugenol exhibited the most pronounced inhibitory effect on growth of the studied microorganisms.

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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Zemek
    • 1
  • B. Košíková
    • 1
  • J. Augustín
    • 1
  • D. Joniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistrySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislava

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