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Table 1 Concentrations of total phenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, MAAs and vitamin C in the Tunisian thermophilic cyanobacterium Leptolyngbyasp

From: Therapeutic properties in Tunisian hot springs: first evidence of phenolic compounds in the cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. biomass, capsular polysaccharides and releasing polysaccharides

  BME CME RME
Phytochemical contents
 Total phenols (mg GAF/g DW) 139 ± 1.2a 34.2 ± 0.96b 23.2 ± 0.11c
 Total flavonoids (mg CEQ/g DW) 34.9 ± 0.32a 18.6 ± 0.41b 15.33 ± 0.58c
 Total carotenoids (mg/g DW) 2.03 ± 0.56 nd nd
 Total MAAs (mg/g DW) nd 0.42 ± 0.03a 0.23 ± 0.02b
 Total vitamin C (mg/g DW) 15.7 ± 1.55 nd nd
  1. GAF gallic acid equivalents, CEQ catechin equivalents, MAAs mycosporine-like amino acid. Values are means ± SD (n = 3): means in the same rows representing different letters are significantly different at p < 0.05; “nd” = not detected
  2. Methanol Extracts: Biomass (BME), Capsular polysaccharides (CME) and Releasing polysaccharides (RME)