Biochemical studies on Scytosiphon simplicissimus (Clemente) Cremades (Phaeophyta, Scytosiphonales)

Vildan Çetingül, Veysel Aysel, Yeşim Kurumlu-Kuran

Department of Biology Faculty of Science, University of Ege, Bornova, lzmir, TURKEY
Pamukkale University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, Denizli, TURKEY


The extensive pollution arising from industrial and domestic wastes around the port of Izmir is gradually expanding to the middle parts of the bay. Pollution gives rise to many changes in biochemical structures of some algae observed in disturbed ecosystems. Hence, the present study examined the contents of total water, protein, fat, nitrogen, phosphorus, ash, Na, K, Mg and heavy metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn) in Scytosiphon simplicissimus (Clemente) Cremadcs [=S. lomentaria (Lyngb.) Link] which showed distribution in Narlıdere Sahil Evleri, a shore of the gulf of Izmir and in Yeni Foça. As a result, all measurements, except for Na and K, of the samples collected from Narlıdere Sahil Evleri were higher than those from yeni Foça. However, the accumulation of the heavy metals was arranged in the order of Fe>Zn>Mn>Cu, for both groups.

Keywords: Biochemical, Scytosiphon, Scytosiphonales, Phaeophyta