Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 9, Issue 3, 2007; Page No.(727-730)

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF FISH EXTRACTS OF ETROPUIS MACULATUS ( BLOCH)

S. RENGANAYAGI, C. PA DMA LATHA, A. RANJITH SINGH AND M. SASISHEKHAR

Abstract

The antibacterial activity of the fish extract the flesh of Etroplus maculatus was tested against Aeromonas hydrophila, Klebshiella pnezirnoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Streptococcus pyrogens, Salmonella typhi and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sensitivity of the fish extract were compared with standard antibiotic, penicillin. Antimicrobial potential in the flesh of Etroplus maculatus high lights the nutraceutical role and also confirm the ethnozoological practice of indigenous fisherman.

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