Author(s): Ozdemir G, Karabay NU, Dalay MC, Pazarbasi B
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Abstract The methanol, dichloromethane, petroleum ether, ethyl acetate extracts and volatile components of Spirulina platensis were tested in vitro for their antimicrobial activity (four Gram-positive, six Gram-negative bacteria and Candida albicans ATCC 10239). GC-MS analysis of the volatile components of S. platensis resulted in the identification of 15 compounds which constituted 96.45\% of the total compounds. The volatile components of S. platensis consisted of heptadecane (39.70\%) and tetradecane (34.61\%) as major components. The methanol extract showed more potent antimicrobial activity than dichloromethane, petroleum ether, ethyl acetate extracts and volatile components. Copyright (c) 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
This article was published in Phytother Res
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development