Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Antimicrobial activity of some marine algae of Sri Lanka

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Research Articles

Antimicrobial activity of some marine algae of Sri Lanka

Authors:

B. M. Ratnayake Bandara ,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
About B. M. Ratnayake
Department of Chemistry
X close

A. A. L. Gunatilaka,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
About A. A. L.
Department of Chemistry
X close

N. Savitri kumar,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
About N. Savitri
Department of Chemistry
X close

W. R. Wimalasiri,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
About W. R.
Department of Chemistry
X close

N. K. B. Adikaram,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
About N. K. B.
Department of Botany
X close

S. Balasubramaniam

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
About S.
Department of Botany
X close

Abstract

Thirty five species of seaweeds were screened for antibacterial (against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli) and antifungal (against Cladosporium cladosporioides and Candida albicans) activity. Twenty six species exhibited antibacterial and/or antifungal activity. Extracts with pronounced activity were obtained from Chondrococcus hornemanni (Rhodophyta) and the active component was found in a mixture containing dihalogenated monoterpenes. Acrylic acid appears to be responsible for the antimicrobial activity of Gracilaria corticata (Rhodophyta) and Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta).
How to Cite: Bandara, B.M.R., Gunatilaka, A.A.L., kumar, N.S., Wimalasiri, W.R., Adikaram, N.K.B. and Balasubramaniam, S., 1988. Antimicrobial activity of some marine algae of Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 16(2), pp.209–221. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v16i2.8253
Published on 28 Dec 1988.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus