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Botanica Marina

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Volume 42, Issue 6

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A Highly Methylated Agar from Red Seaweed, Gracilaria arcuata

M. Tako / M. Higa / K. Medoruma / Y. Nakasone
Published Online: 2005-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BOT.1999.058

Abstract

A highly methylated agar was isolated from Gracilaria arcuata which was harvested from Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan. The yield of the agar was 33.2% (w/w dry algae). Gelation occurred at a concentration of 0.35% (w/v) at room temperature. The total carbohydrate, sulphate, ash and methoxyl content were 85.0, 0.8, 3.8 and 13.4% (w/w), respectively. The methylated sugar was identified as 6-O-methyl-D-galactose and 2-O-methyl-anhydro-L-galactose residues, respectively, by 13C- and 1H-NMR spectroscopy. The methylated agar was composed of D-galactose, 6-O-methyl-D-galactose, 3,6-anhydro-L-galactose, and 2-O-methyl-3,6-anhydro-L-galactose.

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Published Online: 2005-06-01

Published in Print: 1999-12-03


Citation Information: Botanica Marina, Volume 42, Issue 6, Pages 513–517, ISSN (Print) 0006-8055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BOT.1999.058.

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