Hemijski sastav, antibakterijska i antifungalna aktivnost etarskih ulja biljne vrste Cotinus coggygria iz Srbije
Chemical composition, antibacterial and antifungal activity of the essential oils of Cotinus coggygria from Serbia
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Essential oils from leaves with young branches of Cotinus coggygria Scop. from two localities in Serbia (Deliblatska peščara and Zemun), obtained by hydrodistillation, were analyzed by GC-MS. Thirty-one component were identified from both oils and among them monoterpenic hydrocarbons were the dominant class (87.4 and 93.1 %). The dominant constituent in both essential oils was limonene (47.0 and 39.2 %). Both oils were also tested for antibacterial and antifungal activities. In comparison to streptomycin, both oils showed slightly higher activity (against most Gram-positive bacteria) in the disc diffusion method and slightly lower activity when the microdilution method was employed. They also exhibited antifungal potential higher than that of the commercial fungicide bifonazole.