Mycosporine-like amino acids in the marine red alga Gracilaria cornea — effects of UV and heat

@inproceedings{Sinha2000MycosporinelikeAA,
  title={Mycosporine-like amino acids in the marine red alga Gracilaria cornea — effects of UV and heat},
  author={Rajeshwar Prasad Sinha and Manfred Klisch and Almut Gr{\"o}niger and Donat-P. H{\"a}der},
  year={2000}
}
Ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) were separated from a marine red alga Gracilaria cornea using HPLC. The isolated MAAs were identified as porphyra-334 and/or shinorine by comparing them with various standards. No in vivo induction of MAAs was detected in G. cornea even when the organism was grown for 4–5 days either in the presence of UV-A and UV-B only or in combination with photosynthetically active radiation. In vitro absorption properties of MAAs were… CONTINUE READING