2018 Volume 5 Issue 3

Antimicrobial Bio-Components from Red Algae Species: a Review of Application and Health Benefits

Elena Sivak, Sergey Bugaev, Mikhail Sokolov, Alexey Glinushkin

Primarily, Seaweeds contain beneficial metabolites for human body. Algae, a group of seaweeds, have potential of being used to produce food products, pharmaceutical products, biodiesel, etc. There are several groups of Algae throughout the world like, red, green algae etc. Some natural metabolites of red algae are steroid, terpenoid, acetogenin. Regarding growing awareness of consumers on application of natural antimicrobial products, it could be noted that Marine seaweed and algae could be considered as proper sources. The aim of this review is to present a brief description of antimicrobial properties of red algae. 


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