Description[edit source | edit]
It is 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length with rounded edges that are 9–16 micrometres (0.00035–0.00063 in) long and are 7–12 micrometres (0.00028–0.00047 in) wide. Its base is made up of 2 lines of cells which are 50 centimetres (20 in) in length. Its sides are 34–39 micrometres (0.0013–0.0015 in) while the bottom is 38–50 micrometres (0.0015–0.0020 in).
Uses[edit source | edit]
Its methanol extract is used to cure Alzheimer's disease while its ethanol have polysaccharides which contains 23.04-35.20% of sulfate ester with 10.82-14.91% of uronic acid, and 3.82-451% of protein. It also produces crude enzyme when its mixed with linoleic acid which is widely used to fight influenza.
References[edit source | edit]
- "Ulva conglobata" (PDF). Faculty of Applied Marine Sciences. Jeju, Korea: Cheju National University. pp. 690–756. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- Wenjun, Mao; Xiaoxue, Zang; Yi, Li; Huijuan, Zhang (February 1, 2006). "Sulfated polysaccharides from marine green algae Ulva conglobata and their anticoagulant activity". Journal of Applied Phycology. 18 (1). Springer Journals.
- M.D. Guiry (March 7, 1998). "Ulva conglobata Kjellman". Seaweed Africa. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- "Ulva conglobata Kjellman, 1897". Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- Da-Qing Jina,; Chol Seung Lima, Jin-Young Sunga, Han Gil Choib, Ilho Haa, Jung-Soo Han. "Ulva conglobata, a marine algae, has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects in murine hippocampal and microglial cells". Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea: Inje University. pp. 305–804. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- Tricone A (2011). "Marine Biocatalysts: Enzymatic Features and Applications". Mar Drugs.
- "Water soluble polysaccharides of marine algal species of Ulva (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) of Indian Oceans" 30. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences. September 2001. pp. 166–172.
Further reading[edit source | edit]
- Jin, Da-Qing; Lim, Chol Seung; Sung, Jin-Young; Choi, Han Gil; Ha, Ilho; Han, Jung-Soo (July 10, 2006). "Ulva conglobata, a marine algae, has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects in murine hippocampal and microglial cells". Elsevier Science (Neuroscience Letters). 402 (1-2): 154–158. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2006.03.068. ISSN 0304-3940.
- William Albert Setchell, Nathaniel Lyon Gardner (November 29, 1919). The Marine Algae of the Pacific Coast of North America: Myxophyceae 8. Berkley, California: University of California Press. p. 270.