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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-242
  • Keywords: Pseudoscleropodium purum, Eurhynchium striatum, Eurhynchium angustirete, essential oil, antimicrobial and antituberculosis activity, GC-FID-MS, HYPNUM-CUPRESSIFORME, BRYOPHYTES, CONSTITUENTS, LINDB.


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.