publication . Article . 2014

Characterization of phenolic compounds from different species of halophytes from Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal)

Santos Erika; Almeida Mafalda; Cláudio Ana; Freire Mara; Pacheco Joana; Marques Domitília;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Marine Science (issn: 2296-7745, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António (RNSCMVRSA) is a natural reserve (SE of Portugal, Algarve region) that has habitats with different saline conditions and great ecological importance. Halophytes are plants that grow in a wide variety of saline habitats, namely in RNSCMVRSA, and can accumulated in their biomass high contents of salt. This plant behavior can increase production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and consequently, the oxidative stress, cellular damage and metabolic disorders. In order to protect the cells from ROS, these plants developed an efficient antioxidant system. This system can be constituted by phenolics c...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: phenolic compounds, saline environment, value added compounds, <i>Salicornia patula</i>, <i>Sarcocornia perennis</i>, <i>Salicornia ramosissima</i>, <i>Sarcoccornia fruticosa</i>, Science, Q, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5, Halophyte, Botany, Geography
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