Special Issue "Antibacterial Activity of Plant Extracts and Essential Oils"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: plant extracts; essential oils; polyphenols; antioxidant and antimicrobial properties; functional films
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antibacterial Activity of Plant Extracts and Essential Oils - 2nd Volume
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Products: Therapeutic Properties and Beyond II
The clinical use of antibiotics, and therefore the effective treatment of bacterial infections, is under considerable threat due to the emergence of bacteria that are resistant to many classes of commonly used antibiotics. Therefore, the development of suitable alternatives to replace, or at least support, systemic antibiotic therapy is much needed. The strengths of phytochemicals in this area are less obvious but certainly compelling. Firstly, in terms of plant chemical ecology, it is logical that plants produce antibacterial metabolites as part of their chemical defence strategy to protect themselves against microbes in their environment. Secondly, there are countless examples of plants which are used topically and systemically to treat bacterial infections in the ethnobotanical setting. This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality manuscripts evaluating the antibacterial properties of plant extracts and essential oils together with their chemical characterization. Moreover, studies regarding the anti-biofilm activity and/or the inhibition of quorum sensing mechanisms by plant extracts and essential oils will be a particular focus. In addition, emergent approaches incorporating natural bioactive compounds to control microbial growth are of interest.
Dr. Ângelo Luís
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Antibacterial activity
- Plant extracts
- Essential oils
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Quorum sensing
- Synergic interactions
- Functional films