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Abstract                 Volume:3  Issue-10  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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In Vitro Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Chaetomorpha antennina against Biofilm and Beta Lactamase Producing Food Isolates
S. Shanmugapriya* and A. Rajendiran
Department of Zoology, Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Musiri-621 201, Tiruchirappalli Dt., Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

This study evaluates the antibacterial activity of methanol and acetone extracts of Chaetomorpha antennina collected from Mandapam area, Rameshwaram Dt. The algal extracts were tested for their antibacterial activity against multidrug resistant, biofilm and beta lactamase producing isolates of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. The greatest antimicrobial activity was obtained when using methanol extract. Among the 6 bacterial genera, Enterococcus faecalis and Klebsiella pneumoniae were highly suppressed and E. coli was resistant to both extracts. This study was proved Chaetomorpha antennina had antimicrobial activity against food pathogens. Further research may help to find the bioactive compounds from algae.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Biofilm, Beta lactamase, Chaetomorpha antennina
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Shanmugapriya, S., Rajendiran, A., 2016. In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial activity of Chaetomorpha antennina against biofilm and beta lactamase producing food isolates.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(10): 179-183. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.310.023
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