The outline of our work delineates the isolation and evaluation of sun screening activity of melanin producers such as Pseudomonas mosselli STGRDS1, Pseudomonas putida STGRDS3, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens STGRDV11, Bacillus subtilis STGRDV5 and Bacillus cereus STGRDT12. All of the isolates were tested against the fungal melanin STGRDM1, which was used as control throughout the study. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of formulated creams containing 5% and 10% of melanin was determined with values ranging from 1.96 ± 0.008 to 26.33 ± 0.061; further, the transmission spectroscopy was used to calculate the percentage of protection factor that stipulates the potentiality of pigments showing sunscreen effect.
Melanin, Pseudomonas mosselli, Pseudomonas putida, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, SPF, Transmission Spectroscopy
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