Isolation and Characterization of Melanin from a Marine Fungus

@inproceedings{Ravishankar1995IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and Characterization of Melanin from a Marine Fungus},
  author={J. P. Ravishankar and Varadharajan Muruganandam and Trichur S. Suryanarayanan},
  year={1995}
}
An alkali extraction procedure yielded a dark brown pigment from the vegetative hyphae of the mangrove fungus, Cirrenalia pygmea. This pigment responded positively for all the diagnostic tests for melanin. The absorption spectrum of the pigment showed a strong absorption in the UV region with no absorption peaks in the visible region of the spectrum. A plot of log absorbance versus wavelength gave a linear curve with negative slope. The IR spectrum showed characteristic absorption bands. When… CONTINUE READING

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