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In vitro antibacterial, cytotoxicity and haemolytic activities and phytochemical analysis of seagrasses from the Gulf of Mannar, South India.
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PMID:  23194552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is essential to study the phytochemical constituents and toxicological properties of seagrasses when considering their food applications. Aqueous methanolic extracts of six seagrasses were evaluated for their antibacterial, cytotoxic (brine shrimp leathality assay) and haemolytic activity. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) and phytochemical analysis were used to compare the phytochemical profiles of six seagrasses. Among the six seagrasses examined, Halodule pinifolia and Cymodocea rotundata showed predominant growth inhibitory activity against all the tested human pathogens. Cytotoxicity of seagrass extracts against nauplii of Artemia salina revealed that Syringodium isoetifolium exhibited lesser toxicity with LC(50) value of 699.096μg/ml. Of all the seagrasses tested, H. pinifolia recorded the minimum haemolytic activity of 2.07±0.63% at 1000μg/ml concentration. Phytochemical analysis showed the presence of common plant chemical constituents which varied with respect to species. The present findings suggest the possible pharmacological applications of selected seagrasses that can be used as food ingredients.
Rengasamy Ragupathi Raja Kannan; Radjassegarin Arumugam; Palanisamy Iyapparaj; Thirunavukarasu Thangaradjou; Perumal Anantharaman
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food chemistry     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0308-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702639     Medline TA:  Food Chem     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1484-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608 502, Tamil Nadu, India.
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