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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES IN AGRICULTURE Title: Preliminary Investigation of Origanum onites Essential Oil by Overpressured Layer Chromatography and BioArena

Authors
item Mincsovics, Emil -
item Tabanca, Nurhayat
item Moricz, Agnes -
item Wedge, David
item Tyihak, Emo -

Submitted to: Planar Chromatography
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2010
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Citation: Mincsovics, E., Tabanca, N., Moricz, A.M., Wedge, D.E., Tyihak, E. 2010. Preliminary Investigation of Origanum onites Essential Oil by Overpressured Layer Chromatography and BioArena. Planar Chromatography. 23:225-226.

Interpretive Summary: Essential oil from Turkish Oregano was chemically separated using Overpressured Layer Chromatography and subsequently evaluated for antimicrobial activity using BioArena system against Bacillus subtilis. This study demonstrated that OPLC coupled with direct bioautography is a powerful tool to separate and determine bioactive compounds in non-polar and polar complex mixtures.

Technical Abstract: Origanum is a genus of about 20 species of aromatic herbs in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region east to eastern Asia. The genus includes some important culinary herbs, including Marjoram and Oregano. Origanum onites (Turkish Oregano) oil and its major compounds were separated using Overpressured Layer Chromatography and subsequently evaluated for antimicrobial activity using BioArena system against Bacillus subtilis. This study demonstrated that OPLC coupled with direct bioautography is a powerful tool to separate and determine bioactive compounds in non-polar and polar complex mixtures.

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