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Halogenating activities detected in Antarctic macroalgae
Laturnus, F.; Adams, F.C.; Goméz, I.; Mehrtens, G. (1997). Halogenating activities detected in Antarctic macroalgae. Polar Biol. 17(3): 281-284.
In: Polar Biology. Springer-Verlag: Berlin; Heidelberg. ISSN 0722-4060, more
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  • Laturnus, F.
  • Adams, F.C., more
  • Goméz, I.
  • Mehrtens, G.

    Halogenating activities were determined in samples of 18 cultivated species of brown, red and green macroalgae from the Antarctic. Activities for the halogenating organic compounds with bromide, iodide and chloride were found. Investigated red algae (rhodophytes) showed higher brominating and iodinating activities compared to brown (phaeophytes) and green (chlorophytes) algae. The highest brominating and iodinating activities were measured in the red algae Plocamium cartilagineum (1.11±0.01 U g-1 wet algal weight and 0.18 U g-1 wet algal weight, respectively) and Myriogramme mangini (3.62±0.17 U g-1 wet algal weight and 4.5 U g-1 wet algal weight, respectively). Chlorinating activities were detected in the red alga Plocamium cartilagineum only (0.086 U g-1 wet algal weight).

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