Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Sahifa et al., 2022. Volume 24(3&4): xx-xx
Open Access – Research Article
Identification of volatile constituents and biological activity potential of Abelia triflora
Sahifa 1, Samar Ali 1, Maria Bibi 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
Abstract: Abelia triflora is one of the most important species of the genus Abelia (Caprifoliaceae). Plants of this family are pharmaceutically important and help in the control of several human diseases and possess antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties. It is widely distributed under diverse ecological conditions including America and Eastern Asia. Our main objectives were to explore the biological activities of A. triflora and describe its preliminary chemical constituents. Present work includes the antibacterial and insecticidal activities of the two fractions of the A. triflora and Gas chromatography-Mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis of the n-hexane fraction of A. triflora to explore the chemical constituents of A. triflora. The GC MS confirmed that the n-hexane fraction of A. triflora has 36 compounds. The n-hexane fraction of A. triflora showed no insecticidal potential against Tribolium castaneum, Trogoderma granarium, Rhyzopertha dominicia and Callosobruchus analis. The highest toxicity (100%) was observed against Sitophilus oryzae. While the ethyl acetate fraction of A. triflora was inactive and without significant activity against the studied insects. Moreover, the antibacterial activity analysis showed that ethyl acetate fraction showed moderate bactericidal (46.57%, only against S. aureus) and n-hexane fraction showed negligible bactericidal activity. The GC-MS work revealed the presence of the 36 phytochemicals which include several stigmasterols, fatty acids, vitamins, phenols etc, with significant insecticidal and bactericidal activities.
Keywords: GC MS, bactericidal activity, insecticidal activity, Phytochemicals, biological pest control, Abelia triflora,
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Sahifa et al., 2022. Identification of volatile constituents and biological activity potential of Abelia triflora. Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. 24:xx-xx [Abstract] [View Full-Text] [Citations]
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