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
Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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