Inhibitors of melanin biosynthesis from marine microalgae were screened against a melanin-producing microorganism, Streptomyces bikiniensis. From 28 marine microalgal strains, 5 were found showing inhibitory activity. Of these, the extracts (50μl, 2μg total organic carbon/μl) from two marine green algae showed strongly inhibited melanin biosynthesis, but showed less than 30 % inhibitory activity against mushroom tyrosinase.
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- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology