Gc-ms analysis and antimicrobial activity of volatile oil of Pituranthos tortuosus (desf.)
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Volatile oil of Pituranthos tortuosus (Desf.), family Umbelliferae was prepared in yield of (0.5%). GC-MS analysis of the oil resulted in identification of eight components. Dill apiole was the main constituent (94.76%). The oil showed significant activity against G+ve, G-ve bacteria and certain fungi.