Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3832

Full Length Research Paper

Selection studies on high quality walnut types and their antibacterial properties

Mikdat Simsek1*, Metin Tansu Uguz2, Mehmet Kadir Erdogan2 Abdurrahman Gul2, Selahattin Karakoc3 and Metin Digrak4
1Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bingol, 12000, Bingol, Turkey. 2Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Bingol, 12000, Bingol, Turkey. 3Bingol State Hospital, Laboratory of Microbiology, Bingol, Turkey. 4Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of KSU, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 01 April 2011
  •  Published: 18 July 2011

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine high quality walnut types and their antimicrobial properties in the Hasankeyf District of Batman province in Turkey between 2008 and 2009. This research is very important because no studies have been performed in the districtabout walnut trees until now. At the end of the study, it was determined that average fruit weight, kernel weight and kernel ratio of the selected types varied from 11.32 to 15.33 g, from 6.24 to 7.77 g and from 49.78 to 57.17 g, respectively. In addition, it was found in the antibacterial activities of extracts in ethanol and water of the walnut types. Microorganisms were inhibited by the walnut types in different ratios.

 

Key words: Walnut, selection, antibacterial activity, water and ethanol.