Antimicrobial activity of marine organisms collected off the coast of South East India

Show simple item record Rodrigues, E. Tilvi, S. Naik, C.G. 2008-07-02T04:51:44Z 2008-07-02T04:51:44Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol.309; 121-127p.
dc.description.abstract In vitro antimicrobial screening of nine marine sponges (Porifera) and two seaweeds, collected from south east coast of India, against selected clinical isolates of bacteria and fungi was conducted in this study. Methanolic extracts of all the marine organisms demonstrated activity against one or more of microbes tested. Sigmadocia carnosa was the most active exhibiting a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against each of the microbe tested with the exception of Fusarium species. Contrary to this, the genus Echinogorgia did not show any detectable bactericidal activity but, Echninogorgia reticulata was weakly fungicidal against Rhodotorula species and E. compecta against Fusarium and Nocardia species. Considerable antibacterial activity was exhibited by Haliclona cribricutis and Chrotella australiensis against Klebsiella species and Vibrio cholerae, respectively. Petrocia testudinaria showed equally good activity against the bacterium V. chlorae and the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. The sponges Callyspongia fibrosa, Ircinia species and the seaweed Stoecheospermum margilatum are totally inactive against fungi. The extracts showing good antimicrobial activity are undergoing further analysis to identify the active constituents
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier
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dc.subject marine invertebrates
dc.subject marine organisms
dc.subject seaweeds
dc.subject chemical extraction
dc.subject fungicides
dc.subject bioactive compounds
dc.subject therapy
dc.title Antimicrobial activity of marine organisms collected off the coast of South East India
dc.type Journal Article

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