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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 607-615
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.074


MAA-Palythine Compound of Three Red (Macro) Algae: Gelidiella acerosa, Acanthophora spicifera and Hypnea musciformis of Gulf of Mannar, Southeast Coast of India
C.M. Ramakritinan1*, K. Durai Kannu1, V. Muthuraj2 and N. Sornalatha1
Department of Marine and Coastal Studies, School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021, Tamilnadu, India
2Research Department of Chemistry, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Gulf of Mannar is a unique marine habitat with diverse of macroaglae. They have a rich source of nutrients, biologically active UV absorbing compounds like Mycosporine like Amino acids (MAAs). In this study, red algae Gelidiella acerosa, Acanthophora spicifera and Hypnea musciformis collected from Pudumadam, Gulf of Mannar, southeast coast of India were used for isolation of MAAs. The UV-Vis spectrophotometer analysis of methanol extract of G. acerosa, A. spicifera and H. musciformis showed an absorption peak at λmax between 309–360nm. Further UV-absorbing compounds were identified using RP-HPLC analysis and the compound identified in all three species of red algae is MAA-Palythine type. This serves as an important role in photoprotectant in the marine environment.


Keywords: Gulf of Mannar, Mycosporine-like Amino acids, Palythine, Red algae, RP-HPLC, UV-Vis.
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Ramakritinan, C.M., K. Durai Kannu, V. Muthuraj and Sornalatha, N. 2017. MAA-Palythine Compound of Three Red (Macro) Algae: Gelidiella acerosa, Acanthophora spicifera and Hypnea musciformis of Gulf of Mannar, Southeast Coast of India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 607-615. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.074