Bioactivity of marine organisms, Part 3: Screening of marine algae of the Indian Coast for biological activity

S.Y. Kamat, S. Wahidullah, C.G. Naik, L. DeSouza, V. Jayasree, V. Ambiye, D.S. Bhakuni, A.K. Goel, H.S. Carg

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Ethanolic extracts from Indian marine algae have been tested for anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fertility, hypoglycaemic and a wide range of pharmacological activities. Of 34 species investigated 17 appeared biologically active. Six were diuretic, 3 hypoglycaemic, 3 hypotensive, 4 exhibited anti-implantation activity, cytokinin activity was observed in one and one showed adrenergic blocking action. The extracts neither, had anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral activities nor were toxic

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