Records of Natural Products

Year: 2018 Volume: 12   Issue: 1




Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil and Antimicrobial Activity of Scaligeria DC. Taxa and Implications for Taxonomy

Ayşe Baldemir, Betül Demirci, Mehmet Yavuz Paksoy, Selen İlgün, Müberra Koşar, Kemal Hüsnü Can Başer and Fatih Demirci

Erciyes University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, 38039, Kayseri, Türkiye

Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, 26470, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tunceli, Türkiye

Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, L, K.K.T.C.

Near East University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, 99138, Nicosia, K.K.T.C.

Anadolu University, Faculty of Health Sciences 26470, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Abstract: Six different Scaligeria DC. taxa (Apiaceae) essential oils (EOs) obtained by hydrodistillation from herba with the flowers collected from different sites from Turkey. The oils were analyzed and characterized by gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and gas chromatographymass spectrometry (GC–MS) simultaneously. A total of 133 different compounds were identified and relative qualitative and quantitative differences were observed among the evaluated samples. Analytical profiles of the Scaligeria EOs showed characteristic differences in terms of different main chemical constituents, between the two taxa S. lazica Boiss. and S. tripartita (Kalen.) Tamamsch; and S. napiformis (Sprengel) Grande, S. meifolia (Fenzl) Boiss., S. capillifolia Post, S. hermonis Post, S. glaucescens (DC.) Boiss. taxa, respectively. The main component germacrene D can be utilized as marker for the chemical discrimination of the Scaligeria genus. In addition, Scaligeria EOs were evaluated in vitro for their antimicrobial activity against pathogenic Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus), Gram negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and yeast (Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, and C. krusei) standard strains by using a micro-dilution assay. As a general result, the oils showed moderate inhibitory range when compared with standard antimicrobial agents.

Keywords: Scaligeria sp.; chemo-taxonomy; essential oil; antimicrobial activity , Turkey. © 2017 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.