Preliminary Screening of Marine Algal Species for Isolation of Bioactive Compounds from Caulerpa racemosa, Sargassum crassifolium and Ulva reticulata

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dc.contributor.author Samarakoon, D.M.B.K.
dc.contributor.author Thiruchenduran, S.
dc.contributor.author Herath, T.N.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-06T04:56:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-06T04:56:43Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481255
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/92/52.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Phytochemicals have been proved to be a reliable pharmaceutical source having beneficial biological activities for the treatment ailments in traditional medicines. In this context, seaweed species have been concerned as one of the important phytochemical sources. The current study explored three seaweed species, Caulerpa racemosa, Sargassum crassifolium and Ulva reticulata. Samples were collected from the southern coast of Sri Lanka and identified to the species level using species keys for macroalgae. The samples were processed to remove foreign material and shade dried prior to two different extraction protocols. As a preliminary step for the identification and isolation of target compounds, the extracts were driven through different screening protocols. Extraction protocols were followed for the phytochemical screening and DPPH scavenging activity separately. Sequential extraction was followed for the assessment of antioxidant activity. Terpenoids, steroids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponins and alkaloids were present in all three species in detectable levels. Considering DPPH radical scavenging activity, methanolic extract of C. racemosa has shown significantly higher activity with a mean of 54.41% and methanolic extract of U. reticulata has shown a significantly lower activity with a mean of 36.76%. Methanolic extracts of C. racemosa and S. crassifolium and ethyl ether extracts of U. reticulata and S. crassifolium have shown significantly higher radical scavenging activity. Water has shown poorer radical scavenging activity for all three species. Based on the results obtained, all three species have active compounds. Polar fractions of C. racemosa and S. crassifolium and non-polar fractions from U. reticulata suitable to use for isolation of bioactive compounds. It is suggested to carry out isolation activities for significantly higher activity fractions of the extracts which could be used to identify appropriate solvent extraction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Bioprocess Technology en_US
dc.subject Biotechnology en_US
dc.subject Bio Chemicals Engineering en_US
dc.title Preliminary Screening of Marine Algal Species for Isolation of Bioactive Compounds from Caulerpa racemosa, Sargassum crassifolium and Ulva reticulata en_US
dc.title.alternative International Research Conference 2019 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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