Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 98-100
S. Ravikumar1 *, M. Syed Ali1 , P. Anandh1 M. Ajmalkhan2 and M. Dhinakaraj2
1School of Marine Sciences, Department of Oceanography and CAS, Alagappa University, Thondi Campus, Thondi-623409, TN, India,
2 Dept. of Life Sciences, PRIST University, Thanjavur, TN, India. [email protected]
The study of marine organisms for their bioactive potential, being an important part of marine ecosystem has picked up the rhythm in recent years with the growth recognition of their importance in human life as well as animal. The in vitro antibacterial activity of column chromatographic fractions of root extract of Cymodocea serrulata L. were determined for antibacterial activity against 4 poultry pathogens. The results suggest that 6 fractions from acetone extract and one fraction from hexane extract exhibited broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. It is concluded that the bioactive compounds from the root extract of C. serrulata can be effectively used as an alternative poultry medicine to replace the conventional antibiotics of having adverse side effects.
Keywords: Bioactive compounds, Cymodocea serrulata, Poultry pathogen, Seagrass.
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