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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.


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