Comparative analysis of the antioxidant properties of Icelandic and Hawaiian lichens.

  title={Comparative analysis of the antioxidant properties of Icelandic and Hawaiian lichens.},
  author={Kehau A. Hagiwara and Patrick R. Wright and Nicole K. Tabandera and Dovi Kelman and Rolf Backofen and Sesselja {\'O}marsd{\'o}ttir and Anthony David Wright},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={18 8},
Antioxidant activity of symbiotic organisms known as lichens is an intriguing field of research because of its strong contribution to their ability to withstand extremes of physical and biological stress (e.g. desiccation, temperature, UV radiation and microbial infection). We present a comparative study on the antioxidant activities of 76 Icelandic and 41 Hawaiian lichen samples assessed employing the DPPH- and FRAP-based antioxidant assays. Utilizing this unprecedented sample size, we show… Expand
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