Bioactive Compounds and Properties of Seaweeds—A Review

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In last three decades the discovery of metabolite and biological activities from macroalgae has been increased significantly. Many sophisticated modern research tools are available for making of chemical compound but there are still many natural bioactive compounds in the womb of nature which is a mystery, scientist are still working to find out more biologically active compounds. Bioactive substances from seaweeds currently receive the more attention from the pharmaceutical companies for the drug development as well as the researchers. Seaweeds are taking majority of attention from scientists because of its phenomenon bioactive compounds and its properties like anti-viral, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and anti-lipedimic and may more properties. This current review described mainly substances like metabolite, properties, and types of seaweeds. Emphasis is given to main metabolite and properties of seaweeds.

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Pal, A. , Kamthania, M. and Kumar, A. (2014) Bioactive Compounds and Properties of Seaweeds—A Review. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-17. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100752.

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