Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 3 No. 2

Antimicrobial Activity of Mangrove Wood Fungi

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.

Received on 30 June 2009 and accepted on 07 August 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.

Keywords : Mangrove, Antimicrobial, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Gram positive and Gram negative.