Nimmy Augustine

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Resveratrol, a phytochemical commonly found in the skin of grapes and berries, was tested for its biofilm inhibitory activity against Vibrio cholerae. Biofilm inhibition was assessed using crystal violet assay. MTT assay was performed to check the viability of the treated bacterial cells and the biofilm architecture was analysed using confocal laser(More)
Marine salterns are estuarine ecosystems in Goa, receiving inputs from riverine and marine waters. The Salinity fluctuates between 0 and 300 psu which makes it a conducive niche for salt tolerant and salt loving Actinomycetales. Halotolerant and halophilic Actinomycetales producing anti-bacterial metabolites were studied from crystallizer pond sediments of(More)
The aim of this study was to identify novel biofilm inhibitors from actinomycetes isolated from the Arctic against Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. The biofilm inhibitory activity of actinomycetes was assessed using biofilm assay and was confirmed using air–liquid interphase coverslip assay. The potential isolates were identified using 16S(More)
Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent of water-borne diarrheal disease, cholera. The formation of biofilm favors survival and persistence of V. cholerae in the aquatic environment and also inside the host. AHL lactonase (AiiA), a metallo-beta-lactamase produced by Bacillus spp., blocks quorum sensing in Gram-negative bacteria by hydrolyzing(More)
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