Antimicrobial activity of extracts from the cell cultures of some Turkish medicinal plants

Sokmen A., JONES B., ERTURK M.

PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol.13, no.4, pp.355-357, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-357
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Twenty-four callus, and eleven cell suspension, cultures were established from Turkish medicinal plants, and crude extracts prepared from them tested against microorganisms to assess their antimicrobial activities in vitro, Of the extracts tested, those belonging to the cell cultures of five of the plant species showed antibacterial activity against mainly three bacteria and a yeast. No activity was observed against herpes simplex viruses, HSV-I and II, but an extract from Hypericum capitatum showed a slight antiretroviral activity against HIV-I. Copyright ( C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.