Volatiles and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oils of the Mosses Pseudoscleropodium purum, Eurhynchium striatum, and Eurhynchium angustirete Grown in Turkey

Tosun G., Yayli B., ÖZDEMİR T., BATAN N., Bozdeveci A., YAYLI N.

RECORDS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, vol.9, no.2, pp.237-242, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-242
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The chemical composition of the essential oils from all parts of Pseudoscleropodium purum, Eurhynchium striatum and Eurhynchium angustirete were analysed by GC-FID-MS. Sixty-five, thirty-four and seven compounds, accounting for 99.7%, 97.3% and 99.9% of the oils, were identified and the main components were. alpha-pinene (16.1%), 3-octanone (48.1%), and eicosane (28.6%), respectively. The essential oils were also tested against nine strains using a broth microdilution method and showed moderate antimicrobial activity with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) ranging from 278.2 to 2225 mu g/mL. All the mosses essential oils showed good antituberculosis activity against Mycobacterium smegmatis with MIC of 278.2-312.0 mu g/mL.