The determination of total protein, total soluble carbohydrate and pigment contents of some macroalgae collected from Gemlik-Karacaali (Bursa) and Erdek-Ormanli (Balikesir) in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey

Dere S., Dalkiran N., Karacaoglu D., Yildiz G., Dere E.

OCEANOLOGIA, vol.45, no.3, pp.453-471, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: OCEANOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-471
  • Keywords: total protein, total soluble carbohdrate, pigments, seaweeds, NUTRITIONAL-VALUE, ACID PROFILES, ALGINIC ACID, AMINO-ACID, ALGAE, RED, DIGESTIBILITY, CHLOROPHYLLS, EQUATIONS, GROWTH


In this study, 12 taxa from the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta were collected from different depths at Gemlik-Karacaali and Erdek-Ormanli. A total of 175 specimens from these divisions were used to determine Total Protein (TP), Total Soluble Carbohydrate (TSCH) and Chlorophyll a (Chl a), Chlorophyll b (Chl b), Chlorophyll c (Chl c), total carotenoid (Car) contents and Chl b/Chl a, Chl c/Chl a, Car/Chl a, Car/Chl b, Car/Chl c ratios. TP, TSCH and pigment contents varied significantly with respect to the algal taxa, stations and depth distribution. In addition, individual differences were important in all of the measured parameters.