CHARACTERIZATION OF ELEMENTAL AND BIOMOLECULAR COMPOSITION OF CHARA ZEYLANICA

Krubha, Dhurgadevi, Banu Priya, Thirumarimurugan, Pragasa Nithyavathy
2013 International Journal of Basic and Applied Chemical Sciences   unpublished
Chara zeylanica Willdenow is an aquatic alga which forms Chara forest in favourable freshwater environments. If harvested periodically that would save the aquatic environment for further recharge. It can be used as such or in dried or processed form for socioeconomic benefits. Analytical search has revealed the presence of phytochemicals in significant quantities. Phosphorus and potassium contents were observed in significant levels in the plant material and reported as 757.56ppm and 134.67ppm
more » ... 6ppm and 134.67ppm respectively. Other elements found in appreciable levels were sodium 755.6ppm, calcium 356.7ppm, magnesium 89.9ppm, manganese 34.45ppm, zinc 34.3ppm and copper 13.4ppm. The vital biomolecules reported were amino acid 18.5mg/gm, protein 253.66mg/gm, carbohydrate 23.22mg/gm and lipid 66mg/gm.
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