Research Article | Volume: 6, Issue: 9, September, 2016

Polyphenolic contents and antimicrobial activity of different extracts of Padina boryana Thivy and Enteromorpha sp marine algae

Manal Y. Sameeh Amal A. Mohamed Ahmed M Elazzazy   

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Published:  Sep 26, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.60913
Abstract

Marine algae are potential sources of biologically active compounds with antiviral, antimicrobial and anticancer activities. Two species of marine algae, Padina boryana Thivy and Enteromorpha sp were collected from the Red Sea. Both species were extracted with ethanol, acetone, and hexane. The extracts of each sample were examined for, total phenolic, total flavonoid contents and antimicrobial activities. The results showed that solvents with different polarities have various effects on phenolic and flavonoid contents. Among the tested solvents, ethanolic extract of Padina boryana Thivy and Enteromorpha sp showed the highest phenolic content. Results also indicated that the extracts of Padina boryana Thivy showed higher antimicrobial activity compared to Enteromorpha sp. The present study demonstrates that both algae species exhibited excellent antimicrobial properties which may use as natural food preservative for possible application in food for health promotion.


Keyword:     Antimicrobial activity ethanolic extract flavonoid marine algae phenolic.


Citation:

Sameeh MY, Mohamed AA, Elazzazy AM. Polyphenolic contents and antimicrobial activity of different extracts of Padina boryana Thivy and Enteromorpha sp marine algae. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (09): 087-092.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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