Biochemical study of Ulva lactuca and Cystoseira stricta from Mostaganem coastline (Western Algeria)
Our research includes biochemical study, evaluation of anti-oxidant activities and heavy metals contamination in Ulva lactuca and Cystoseira stricta collected at the site of Sidi El Adjel (Mostaganem). We registered a total phenol content in Ulva lactuca and Cystoseira stricta were 0.383 5.43 mg EAG/g MS respectively. The polyphenols contamination caused the significant antioxidant effects on DPPH. The yield of crude extract for petroleum ether were 2 and 8.8% in Ulva lactuca sp and Cystoceira stricta, whereas it were 7.9 and 2.07% for the methanol respectively. We noted the ability of studied algae extracts to reduce the DDPH. A low total lipid content was 4 and 5.5% in Cystoseira stricta and Ulva lactuca respectively, whereas the appreciable crude protein contents wad 21 and 30.6%. Chemical analyzes of our algae reveal levels estimated at 22% in Ulva lactuca sp, and 19.4% in Cystoseira stricta. We estimated high zinc concentrations, which were 187.59 and 298.64 ppm. PS in Cystoseira stricta and Ulva lactuca respectively.