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Active Australian Leptospermum honey: new sources and their bioactivity - PRJ-009186

Project Member(s): Harry, E.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC Grant)

Start year: 2014

Summary: The aim of this project is to address a key goal of the RIRDC, increasing profit and productivity in rural industries by undertaking a systematic analysis of Australian Leptospermum species honeys and their antimicrobial activity. The proposed research will address gaps in our current knowledge of: (1) the floral sources and geographical locations of Australian Leptospermum honeys with antimicrobial activities; (2) chemistry and antibacterial activity of Australian Leptospermum honey. Additionally, it will extend our knowledge to new areas of research not yet performed with any honey.

Publications:

Liu, MY, Cokcetin, NN, Lu, J, Turnbull, L, Carter, DA, Whitchurch, CB & Harry, EJ 2018, 'Rifampicin-Manuka Honey Combinations Are Superior to Other Antibiotic-Manuka Honey Combinations in Eradicating Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms.', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 8, pp. 1-12.
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Carter, DA, Blair, SE, Cokcetin, NN, Bouzo, D, Brooks, P, Schothauer, R & Harry, EJ 2016, 'Therapeutic Manuka Honey: No Longer So Alternative', FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, vol. 7.
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Cokcetin, NN, Pappalardo, M, Campbell, LT, Brooks, P, Carter, DA, Blair, SE & Harry, EJ 2016, 'The Antibacterial Activity of Australian Leptospermum Honey Correlates with Methylglyoxal Levels', PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no. 12.
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FOR Codes: Health, Microbiology