Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 7 No. 4

Insecticidal and Antitumour Properties of Coral Epibiotic Bacteria from Gulf of Mannar, Southeastern India

C. Chellaram1*, T. Prem Anand, T.A. Alex John and C. Felicia Shanthini2

1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai - 600 062, India. 2Department of Marine Science and Coastal Resource Management Madras Christian College, Chennai - 600 062, India.

Received on 04 February 2013 and accepted on 21 March 2013



The discovery of novel chemical classes has been in decline for the past two decades, the need to exploit new resources in search for effective chemicals with novel mechanism of actions is imperative. Marine bacteria are such a resource yet to be tapped, and the potential it offers is vast. The antitumour assay (artemia toxicity bioassay) developed by McLaughlin et al. is being used as a "bench top bioassay" by many researchers for the preliminary screening of bioactive compounds. In this study 94 Streptomy

Keywords : Soft Corals, Antitumor Activity, Insecticidal Activity, Epibiotic Bacteria.