Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Some Chemical Composition of Plagiochila asplenioides (L.) Dumort Extract

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Okan O. T.

Anatolian Bryology, vol.9, no.1, pp.11-19, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.26672/anatolianbryology.1281694
  • Journal Name: Anatolian Bryology
  • Journal Indexes: EBSCO Legal Source, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM), Index Copernicus, Sobiad Atıf Dizini
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-19
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Bryophytes are the oldest terrestrial plants in the world, about 3.000 taxon are known to have medicinal properties. Plagiochila asplenioides (L.) Dumort, which is one kind of bryophytes, was examined in this study. We investigated the antimicrobial, antioxidant, fatty acid, mineral analysis, and some chemical properties of the extracts obtained from the bryophyte. It was determined that the P. asplenioides extract had a moderate effect in terms of antioxidant properties and total phenolic content. In terms of fatty acid compositions, oleic and palmitic acid were found to be high. As a result of the mineral analysis, it has been observed that it can accumulate high levels of potassium (K), calcium (Ca), iron (Fe) and aluminum (Al). In addition, it was observed that the extracts obtained from P. asplenioides showed only a moderate inhibitory effect against Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium.