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Title: Biological characterization of marine fish pathogen, Acinetobacter sp.strain An 2 producing antibacterial metabolites
Authors: Pandey, Anju
Naik, Milind Mohan
Dubey, Santosh Kumar
Keywords: Acinetobacter sp.
Antibacterial activity
Crude cell extract
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents antibacterial activity of several organic metabolites produced by a fish pathogen, Acinetobacter sp.strain An 2, from marine ecosystem of Goa. Cell extract demonstrated stronger inhibitory effects on Gram negative bacteria as compared to common antibiotics. GC-MS analysis of crude cell extract revealed presence of potential antimicrobials (butylated hydroxytoluene, phenol, pyrrolo-phenol, benzo-quinone, pyrrolo-pyrazine, phthalic acid butyl octyl ester and penta-fluoro-propionic acid hepta-decyl ester). FTIR analysis of its exopolysaccharide (EPS) revealed presence of amine, amide, carboxylic and phenyl groups. Therefore, this strain can be exploited as a potential candidate for several antibacterial drugs to combat bacterial pathogens causing serious fish and human diseases.
Description: 135-141
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.70(02) [February 2011]

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