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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 238–241 | Cite as

Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil of Origanum × dolichosiphon P. H. Davis

  • N. Tabanca
  • F. Demirci
  • T. Ozek
  • G. Tumen
  • K. H. C. Baser
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Abstract

The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from aerial parts ofOriganum × dolichosiphonP. H. Davis (Lamiaceae), a hybrid ofO. AmanumPost ×O. LaevigatumBoiss., was analyzed by GC/MS. Ninety-five compounds were characterized representing 92% of the oil. The major compounds were bicyclogermacrene (19.9%),β-caryophyllene (13.0%), and germacrene D (10.8%). The antimicrobial activity of the oil was also determined

Origanum × dolichosiphon P. H. Davis Lamiaceae essential oil bicyclogermacrene antimicrobial activity 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Tabanca
    • 1
  • F. Demirci
    • 1
  • T. Ozek
    • 1
  • G. Tumen
    • 2
  • K. H. C. Baser
    • 1
  1. 1.Medicinal and Aromatic Plant and Drug Research Centre (TBAM)Anadolu UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of BiologyBalikesir UniversityTurkey

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