Fatty Acid Composition and Biological Activities of Tanacetum zahlbruckneri (Nab.) Grierson Growing in Turkey

Eyol P. C., SARIKAHYA N., KARAKOÇ Ö. C., Gokce A., DEMİRCİ F., Kirmizigul S., ...More

RECORDS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, vol.11, no.4, pp.401-405, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-405
  • Keywords: Fatty acids, Tanacetum zahlbruckneri, antibacterial activity, insecticidal activity, ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION, ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES, EXTRACTS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


n-Hexane extracts of the roots, stems and flowers of Tanacetum zahlbruckneri (Nab.) Grierson (Asteraceae) were analysed for their fatty acid contents by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) method and their antimicrobial and insecticidal activities were evaluated as well. Total FAMEs percentages of the n-hexane extracts were detected as 69.94, 73.72 and 87.29 in the roots, in the stems and in the flowers, respectively. While palmitic acid was found as a major component for roots (26.12 %) and stems (21.28 %), flowers contain 33.78 % of linoleic acid as a major component. Roots and stems also contain considerable amount of a-linoleic acid as 15.30 % and 18.09 %, respectively. Additionally, a-linolenic acid percentage was found as 17.17 in the stems. Single dose screening insecticidal activity tests with Sitophilus granarius (L.) showed that n-hexane root extract has a considerably high bioactivity (83 % mortality at 100 g/L dose after 48 h). While antibacterial activity results ranged between 0.625-1.25 mg/mL for all three extracts, the antifungal activity was observed of the flowers as 0.156 mg/mL, against C. parapsilosis and C. albicans.