Seaweeds or marine algae are potential renewable resource in the marine environment. The medicinal uses of seaweed are vast and range from tropical burn therapy to softening of tumours. The Phaeophyceae or brown algae is a large group of marine multicelluar algae and play an important role in marine environments both as food and for the habitats .In the present study, brown algae was selected and the secondary metabolites like carbohydrates, reducing sugar, cycloglycosides, flavonoids, terpenoids and phenols are found to be high in the methanolic extract of Sargassum swartzii. Powder and fluorescence analysis of dried powder of Sargassum swartzii were observed. From the study , it may be concluded that the methanolic extract of Sargassum swartzii is a good source of phytoconstituents.
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Author Name: S. Manimegalai, P.Manjula
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Keywords: Seaweeds, brown algae, Sargassum swartzii, fluorescence, qualitative analysis and phytoconstituents.
EISSN: 2249 –1929