Antimicrobial activity of some endemic scrophulariaceae from Turkey

Dulger B.

PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY, vol.44, no.9, pp.672-676, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13880200601009099
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.672-676
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Methanol extracts obtained from endemic Scrophulariaceae, Verbascum chianophyllum Hub.-Mor., V. cilicium Boiss., V. trapifolium (Stapf) Hub.-Mor., V. meinckeanum Murb., V. lyratifolium Kochel, Scrophularia trichopoda Boiss. & Bal., S. candelabrum Heywood, and Pedicularis cadmea Boiss., have been investigated for their antimicrobial activity. Antimicrobial activity was determined with Escherichia coli ATCC 11230, Staphylococcus aureus 6538-P, Klebsiella pneumoniae UC57, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27583, Proteus vulgaris ATCC 8427, Bacillus cereus ATCC 7064, Mycobacterium smegmatis CCM 2067, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 15313, Micrococcus luteus CCM 169, Candida albicans ATCC 10231, Rhodotorula rubra DSM 70403, and Kluyveromyces fragilis ATCC 8608 by the disk diffusion method. The extracts of all plant species had strong antimicrobial activity against the Gram-positive bacteria and yeasts, but no activity was seen against the Gram-negative bacteria used in this study.