BioMed Research International / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Enteromorpha compressa Exhibits Potent Antioxidant Activity

Table 2

Antioxidant activity of crude ethanolic extract of three green macroalgal species against DPPH radical scavenging assay.

Algal speciesAntioxidant activity %
30 min60 min

Enteromorpha compressa36.5 ± 0.555.7 ± 4.3
Enteromorpha linza48.8 ± 1.548.4 ± 1.7
Ulva Lactuca49.5 ± 2.450.4 ± 1.6
BHT (Synthetic standard)89.2 ± 4.788 ± 3.6
LSD0.03260.0326

Each value is presented as mean of triplet treatments; LSD: Least significant difference at P ≤ 0.01 according to Duncan’s multiple range test.