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Title: Impact of ultraviolet-B radiation on a marine red alga <i style="">Kappaphycus alvarezii</i> (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta)
Authors: Eswaran, K
Rao, P V Subba
Mairh, O P
Issue Date: Jun-2001
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: <i style="">Kappaphykus alvarezii</i> (Doty) Doty, an exotic alga to Indian waters is one of the best sources of kappa carrageenan. It was cultured and 60 days old algal fragments were subjected to UV-B radiation (280-320 nm) for 30 to 180 minutes, in the laboratory and analysed for pigments and carrageenam content. A gradual decrease in pigment levels, soluble protein content, carrageenan yield, and in the properties of carrageenan was observed as compared to control. More than 150 min exposure to UV-B radiation strongly inhibited pigment accumulation (63.90 to 92.20%), carrageenan yield (21.68 to 33.82%), gel strength (81.17 to 82.90%) and protein (48.42 to 58.20%).
Description: 105-107
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.30(2) [June 2001]

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