In vitro Propagation and Volatile Compound Characterization of Lavandula stoechas L. subsp. stoechas- An Economically Important Source of Essential Oil
Sam Mokhtarzadeh, Betül Demirci, Hale Gamze Ağalar,Khalid Mahmood Khawar and Nese Kırımer
Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Bingol University, 12000 Bingol, Türkiye
Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy Department, 26470, Eskisehir, Türkiye
Tarbiyotek-Agricultural Biotechnology Section, Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, 06110 Diskapi, Altindag, Ankara, Türkiye
Abstract: The objective in this study is to isolate and characterize volatile compounds of Lavandula stoechas L. subsp. stoechas rooted with micropropagation techniques and grown under suitable in vitro conditions. Microdistillation procedure was applied on aerial parts of this plant. The volatile compounds were characterized by GC-FID and GC-MS systems, simultaneously. Based on results, twenty-two compounds were identified. Major volatile compounds included camphor (38.5%), bornyl acetate (10.6%), α-fenchone (8.9%), 1,8-cineole (4.3%), α-pinene (4.0%), linalool (3.5%), viridiflorol (3.8%) myrtenal (2.7%), geranyl acetate (2.1%). These results were positively related with data published regarding the plant growing wild.