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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 5
First page : (55) Last page : (58)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2377

Antioxidant Activity of the Freshwater Microalga Chlamydomonas sp.

Gurudeo T. Parulekar*
Department of Chemistry, Shri S. H. Kelkar College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Devgad, Dist. Sindhudurg, Maharashtra state, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: gurudeoparulekar@gmail.com
Received: 16.09.2016  |  Revised: 29.09.2016   |  Accepted: 1.10.2016  

In recent years, there is an upsurge in the areas related to newer developments in prevention of disease especially the role of free radicals and antioxidants. Attempts are being made to discover novel antioxidants from natural sources that can prevent the oxidative damage. Microalgae are well known for their numerous applications. The present study was undertaken to isolate a species of Chlamydomonas from a local pond and culture it. A crude extract was prepared using ethyl acetate as the solvent and tested for its antioxidative potential. Results were highly encouraging as the extracts demonstrated antioxidative properties.

Key words: Algae, freshwater, antioxidant, solvent, oxidative damage

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Cite this article: Parulekar, G.T., Antioxidant Activity of the Freshwater Microalga Chlamydomonas sp., Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(5): 55-58 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2377