GC-MS-Based Metabolite Profiling of Wild and In Vitro Growing Plants of Satureja Montana L.

Authors

  • Radka Vrancheva University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv
  • Ivayla Dincheva AgroBioInstitute - Agricultural Academy
  • Ina Aneva Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Vasil Georgiev The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Atanas Pavlov The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2022.01.18

Keywords:

Satureja montana L., winter savory, metabolite profiling, gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS)

Abstract

Satureja montana L. is used as a traditional culinary spice in the Balkan Peninsula cuisine, as well as in the folk and traditional medicine for treatment of different diseases. The supply of secondary metabolites from naturally growing plants has many restrictions, such as biomass availability and variations in the chemical composition, which is most strongly affected by seasonal and environmental- mental factors. These disadvantages could be overcome by cultivating plants in optimized and controlled in vitro conditions. The purpose of the current study was to compare the phytochemical compositions of newly developed in vitro plants and intact plants of S. montana used for production of secondary metabolites. The GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of a number of primary (carbohydrates, amino acids, organic acids and lipids) and secondary metabolites (phenolic acids) with pharmacological and biological activities beneficial to humans. The results revealed that in vitro S. montana plants are a poten- tial biotechnological matrix for the production of valuable biologically active substances for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Author Biographies

Radka Vrancheva, University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv
26, Maritza Blvd
4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
radka_vrancheva@yahoo.com

Ivayla Dincheva, AgroBioInstitute - Agricultural Academy

AgroBioInstitute - Agricultural Academy
8, Dragan Tsankov Blvd
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
ivadincheva@yahoo.com

Ina Aneva, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2, Gagarin St
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
ina.aneva@abv.bg

Vasil Georgiev, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Laboratory of Cell Biosystems
Department of Biotechnology
The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
139, Ruski Blvd
4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
vasgeorgiev@gmail.com

Atanas Pavlov, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Laboratory of Cell Biosystems
Department of Biotechnology
The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
139, Ruski Blvd
4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
at_pavlov@yahoo.com

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Published

02-02-2022

How to Cite

[1]
R. Vrancheva, I. Dincheva, I. Aneva, V. Georgiev, and A. Pavlov, “GC-MS-Based Metabolite Profiling of Wild and In Vitro Growing Plants of Satureja Montana L”., C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 150–158, Feb. 2022.

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Agricultural Sciences