Antibacterial activity of three South Indian seagrasses, Cymodocea serrulata, Halophila ovalis and Zostera capensis

Chinnadurai Sreenath Kumar, Dronamraju V.L. Sarada, Paul Gideon Thomas, Ramasamy Rengasamy

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Abstract

The antibacterial properties of the three seagrasses namely Cymodocea serrulata, Halophila ovalis and Zostera capensis were tested against the human pathogens Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, B. subtilis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella paratyphi, Salmonella typhimurium and Micrococcus luteus, using six different solvents namely, petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, methanol and water. Ethyl acetate and methanol extracts showed maximum activity against most of the pathogens when compared to other solvents. Experiments are underway to isolate active compound(s) implicated in controlling the growth of the pathogens in vitro.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1989-1992
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Zosteraceae
Methanol
Salmonella paratyphi A
Micrococcus luteus
Bacillus cereus
Salmonella typhimurium
Chloroform
Acetone
Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli
Water
Growth
ethyl acetate

Keywords

  • Antibacterial activity
  • Human pathogens
  • MIC
  • Seagrass

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  • Biotechnology
  • Physiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Antibacterial activity of three South Indian seagrasses, Cymodocea serrulata, Halophila ovalis and Zostera capensis. / Kumar, Chinnadurai Sreenath; Sarada, Dronamraju V.L.; Thomas, Paul Gideon; Rengasamy, Ramasamy.

In: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 24, No. 9, 01.09.2008, p. 1989-1992.

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Kumar, Chinnadurai Sreenath ; Sarada, Dronamraju V.L. ; Thomas, Paul Gideon ; Rengasamy, Ramasamy. / Antibacterial activity of three South Indian seagrasses, Cymodocea serrulata, Halophila ovalis and Zostera capensis. In: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 9. pp. 1989-1992.
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