Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 6 No. 4

Presence of Antimicrobial Activity in the Mucus of Chame Fish (Dormitator latifrons)

Mario Del Rosario1, Helena De la Torre1, Daniel Reyes1, Alvaro Noboa1, Luis Salazar1, Ecuador Marcillo2, Jerry Land?var1 and Marcelo Mu?oz1

1Laboratorio de Biolog?a, Facultad de Ingenier?a Mar?tima Ciencias Biol?gicas Oce?nicas y Recursos Naturales (FIMCBOR). Escuela Superior Polit?cnica del Litoral (ESPOL)17-01-1076 Guayaquil, Ecuador. 2Laboratorio de Ictiolog?a, Facultad de Ingenier?a Mar?tima Ciencias Biol?gicas Oce?nicas y Recursos Naturales (FIMCBOR). Escuela Superior Polit?cnica del Litoral (ESPOL)17-01-1076 Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Received on 26 December 2011 and accepted on 21 February 2012

 

ABSTRACT

The present work describes the presence of antimicrobial activity of chame fish mucus (Dormitator latifrons) over different Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacteria types. On this way, it was shown the inhibitory effect of chame mucus over 2 of 3 analyzed strains bacillus type. Furthermore, it was determined the existence of a strong inhibitory effect in chame mucus over Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio harveyi strains. Also it was observed, though in lower magnitude, an inhibitory effect over a Vibrio anguillarum strain. The preliminary information obtained on this study suggests the presence of antibacterial agents in chame fish mucus, which could be used in the future with an application in animal and human health.

Keywords : Chame, Mucus, Vibrio, Bacillus, Antibacterial activity.