Obtaining bio-guided metabolites with osmoprotective properties from macro- and microalgae from Tenerife and Madeira


It is known that marine algae (including brown and red algae as proposed in this study) are characterized by their high content of minerals, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins and considerable amounts of bioactive molecules that can be potentially antibacterial, antiphospholipase and antioxidants (polyphenols, flavones, etc.).

In this activity we will perform an extraction from 4 endemic macroalgae from Madeira island and in the case of Tenerife from macroalgae (seaweed) and a range of marine microorganisms to produce extracts with the capacity to increase the tolerance of crops to water stress. Our own collection of microalgae and cyanobacteria strains with technological potential will be built up from Macaronesian material collected as samples for this project.