JEB logo

Journal of Environmental Biology

pISSN: 0254-8704 ; eISSN: 2394-0379 ; CODEN: JEBIDP

About Journal
    Editor in Chief
    Editorial Board
    Reviewer Panel
    Publication Policies
    Guidelines for Editors
    Guidelines for Reviewers
    Abstracting and Indexing
    Subscription and Payments
    Contact Journal
Read Journal
    Current Issue
    Journal Archives
For Authors
    Guidelines for Authors
    Terms and Conditions
    Fees and Payments
    Track Paper Status
    JEB Awards

Google Search the Journal web-site:

    Abstract - Issue Oct 2007, 28 (4)                                     Back


Antimicrobial activity of tissue and associated bacteria from benthic sea anemone Stichodactyla haddoni against microbial pathogens

G. Prakash Williams1, S. Babu3, S. Ravikumar*2,K. Kathiresan4, S. Arul Prathap3,

S. Chinnapparaj3, M. P. Marian3 and S. Liakath Alikhan5


1Department of Microbial Technology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakkavilai-629 153, India

2Department of Oceanography and coastal area studies, Alagappa University, Thondi - 623 409, India

3Division of Marine Microbiology and Medicine, Centre for Marine Science and Technology,

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Rajakkamangalam-629 502, India

4CAS in Marine Biology , Annamalai University, Portonovo-608 502, India

5 Department of Chemistry, Dr. Zakir Hussain College, Ilayangudi-623 702, India

(Received: October 10, 2005 ; Revised received: May 11, 2006 ; Accepted: June 17, 2006)

Abstract: Associated bacteria from Stichodactyla haddoni are found maximum in tentacle tissues than the body tissue. There are eight associated bacterial species viz., Alcaligenes sp, Corynebacterium sp, Aeromonas sp, Sporosarcina sp, Renibacterium sp, Carnobacterium sp1, Carnobacterium sp2 and Salinococcus sp were recorded. The culture extracts from the associated bacterial species showed sensitivity against human bacterial and fungal pathogens. However, the hexane tissue extract of sea anemone showed maximum sensitivity (24 mm dia.) against the fish bacterial pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila than the other chosen pathogens. Comparatively, the tissue extracts showed promising antimicrobial sensitivity than the cell free extracts of associated bacteria, and hence, the tissue samples from the sea anemone Stichodactyla haddoni is recommended for further exploration of novel antimicrobial drugs than the associated bacteria.

Key words: Stichodactyla haddoni, Sea anemone, Antimicrobial drug, Associated bacteria, Human pathogens

††††††††† PDF file of full length paper is available with author

Copyright © 2007 Triveni Enterprises. All rights reserved. No part of the Journal can be reproduced in any form without prior permission.¬†Responsibility regarding the authenticity of the data, and the acceptability of the conclusions enforced or derived, rest completely with the author(s).