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Garlic Revisited: Antimicrobial Activity of Allicin-Containing Garlic Extracts against Burkholderia cepacia Complex

Figure 1

Chemical structure of allicin and mechanism of formation from alliin by the enzyme alliinase.

Step 1. Alliinase hydrolyses alliin to produce allylsulfenic acid which, in step 2, condenses spontaneously with the loss of water to produce allicin.

Figure 1