POTENTIAL OF CYANOBACTERIA COLLECTED FROM CENTRAL INDIA AGAINST HUMAN PATHOGENIC BACTERIA IN VITROAbstract
The present study showcases a screening program for the hunt of potent antibacterial compounds from cyanobacteria. A total of 108 cyanobacterial samples, from different habitats of the Jabalpur town of Central India, were collected which finally yielded 20 unialgal cultures belonging to ten genera. Ethanolic extracts from seventeen out of twenty cyanobacterial dried masses showed potent antibacterial activity against five human pathogenic bacteria, which included three Gram negative and two Gram positive bacteria. The minimum inhibitory concentration ranged between 0.05 to 5µg dry weight equivalent for most of the cyanobacterial extracts. Extracts from Nostoc calcicola EBRS001 and Fischerella ambigua EBRS002 were the most potent against all tested bacteria.
Sulekha Yadav , Monica Agrawal, Neelima Raipuria and Manish Kumar Agrawal *
Excellent Bio Research Solutions Pvt. Ltd. , Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
05 March, 2015
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