ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

T. Ushadevi and A. Panneerselvam
*Department of Biotechnology, Prist University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M. Sri. Pushpam College, Poondi 613 503, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(2):785-788
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 30/06/2009 | Accepted: 07/08/2009| Published: 31/10/2009

A total number of fifty fungi were isolated from wood samples of mangrove environment. Crude extracts of these fungi were prepared and tested against a gram positive bacterium, a gram negative bacterium and one fungus. Among the fifty fungi tested twenty-two exhibited antibacterial and eleven of them showed both antibacterial and antifungal activities. Out of the 22 fungal isolates 19 showed inhibition zone against Gram positive bacterium, 20 isolates were active against Gram negative bacterium and 17 isolates inhibited both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.


Mangrove, Antimicrobial, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Gram positive and Gram negative

Article Metrics

Article View: 854

Share This Article

© The Author(s) 2009. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted use, sharing, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.