Analysis of the Mycosporine-Like Amino Acid (MAA) Pattern of the Salt Marsh Red Alga Bostrychia scorpioides

Maria Orfanoudaki, Anja Hartmann, Julia Mayr, Félix L Figueroa, Julia Vega, John West, Ricardo Bermejo, Christine Maggs, Markus Ganzera

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Abstract

This study presents the validation of a high-performance liquid chromatography diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method for the determination of different mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) in the red alga . The investigated MAAs, named bostrychines, have only been found in this specific species so far. The developed HPLC-DAD method was successfully applied for the quantification of the major MAAs in extracts, collected from four different countries in Europe showing only minor differences between the investigated samples. In the past, several spp. have been reported to include cryptic species, and in some cases such as , , and , the polyphyly was supported by differences in their MAA composition. The uniformity in the MAA composition of the investigated samples is in agreement with the reported monophyly of this sp.
Original languageEnglish
Article number321
Number of pages10
JournalMarine Drugs
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2021

Keywords

  • Bostrychia scorpioides
  • HPLC-DAD
  • bostrychines
  • method validation
  • mycosporine-like amino acids

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