GC-MS ANALYSIS OF PHYTOCOMPONENTS IN THE ETHANOL EXTRACT OF DENDROPHTHOE FALCATA (L.F.) ETTINGSH COLLECTED FROM ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS HOST TREE
U. S. Priya and R. Neelamegam*
The GC-MS analysis for the active principles in the ethanol extract of D. falcata indicated the presence of 12 compounds in the leaf harvested from A. heterophyllus host tree, one compound in bark sample and one compound in the tender shoot sample. Among the compounds identified, in the ethanol extract of D. falcata leaf sample, 1-terpine alcohol, 1-diterpine, 2-triterpines, 1-fatty acid ester, 1-linolenic acid, 1-plasticizer, 2-palmitic acid, 1-vitamin, 2-steroids compounds. Most of these compounds reported to have various bioactivities. No activity was reported in the fatty acid eater compound. On the other hand, one compound (plasticizer compound) was identified in the ethanol extract of D. falcata bark and tender shoot samples harvested from A. heterophyllus host tree which was reported to have antifouling and antimicrobial activities. Most of the identified compounds reported to have bioactivities are varied in nature.
Keywords: Hemi-parasite, Mistletoe, Dendrophthoe falcata, Host tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Phytocomponents, GC-MS analysis.
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