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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S25.053

IMPORTANT BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM MARINE ALGAE - POTENTIAL SOURCE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Sirbu R., Negreanu – Pirjol T., Paris S., Negreanu- Pirjol B.S., Sands J., Zaharia M.,Tomescu A.
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 381-388 pp

ABSTRACT
During the last years, it became obvious that the marine ecosystem presents an excess of marine algae, which should be turned valuable in one way or another. Marine algae are a heterogenic group of organisms that is comprised of approximate 10 000 species, spread especially in the aquatic environment but also on the solid wet substratum. The importance of the macro- benthic flora – algae and phanerogames – for the general productivity of the marine environment, especially in shallow waters, is becoming more and more obvious from the biological, as well as from the economical point of view. The macrophytes also represent a particular life form in aquatic water. In this paper are presented the most important marine algae, Cladophora vagabunda (L.), Enteromorpha intestinalis (L.), Ulva Lactuca, Ceramium rubrum, Cystoserira barbata, from Black Sea Romanian costal waters. The characterization of marine algae was presented for all the analyzed algae. The important bioactive compounds from this algal biomass were identified by modern phyto-chemical analyses.

Keywords: marine algae, bioactive compounds, macrophytes