Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Origanum x dolichosiphon P. H. Davis

Tabanca N., DEMİRCİ F., ÖZEK T., Tumen G., Baser K.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.37, no.3, pp.238-241, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1012513922871
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-241
  • Keywords: Origanum x dolichosiphon P. H. Davis, Lamiaceae, essential oil, bicyclogermacrene, antimicrobial activity
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from aerial parts of Origanum x dolichosiphon P. H. Davis (Lainiaceae), a hybrid of O. amanum Post x O. laevigatum Boiss., was analyzed by GC/MS, Ninety-five compounds were characterized representing 92% of the oil. The major compounds were bicyclogermacrene (19.9%), beta-caryophyllene (13.0%), and germacrene D (10.8%). The antimicrobial activity of the oil was also determined.