Antioxidant Activity of a Freshwater Alga Euglena Sp. Using Methanol SolutionShampa Deb*
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar-788011, Assam, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shampa Deb
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar-788011, Assam, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 26/05/2015; Accepted date: 13/01/2016; Published date: 21/01/2016
Euglena a green flagellated freshwater alga is used as a model organism for its adaptive abilities and metabolic flexibilities in many research activities. In the present study, antioxidant properties of the Euglena sp. was investigated using methanol solution and free radical scavenger that is DPPH. The result obtained in this study showed that with the increase in the concentration of the extract the percentage of antioxidant activity was increased. The present work furnishes useful and important information in order to increase the studies about antioxidant capacity and functional value of Euglena sp. for pharmaceutical research.