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Corals, considered the rainforests of the oceans, harbour an abundance of different bacterial populations throughout the coral structure. In the present study we attempted to characterize the cultivable bacterial population associated within the mucus and tissue of the coral Acropora digitifera from the Gulf of Mannar. 16S rRNA gene was amplified from the(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the antibacterial activity of eugenol and its mechanism of bactericidal action against Salmonella typhi. MATERIALS AND METHODS The antibacterial activity was checked by disc-diffusion method, MIC, MBC, time course assay and pH sensitivity assay. The chemo-attractant property of eugenol was verified by chemotaxis assay. The(More)
Analysis of culturable and unculturable bacteria and their potential bioactive compounds from Palk Bay is yet to be explored. The present study for the first time characterizes the culturable bacteria from Palk Bay sediment using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The characterized bacteria were also screened for antibacterial activity against human and aquaculture(More)
AIMS The present work aims at finding potential probionts from marine sources as a biocontrol agent against pathogenic Vibrio species in shrimp larval culture. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 109 bacterial strains were isolated from seawater, sediment and marine fish-gut samples, and were screened for their antagonistic activity against Vibrio species.(More)
The aim of the work is to investigate the effect of marine bacterial culture supernatants on biofilm formation of Vibrio spp., a major menace in aquaculture industries. Vibrio spp. biofilm cause life-threatening infections in humans and animals. Forty-three marine bacterial culture supernatants were screened against the hydrophobicity index, initial(More)
A simple and efficient protocol for the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of an agronomically useful abiotic sensitive popular indica rice cv. ADT 43 has been developed. Initiation of calli were best achieved from the leaf bases of 4 days old rice seedlings on LS medium supplemented with 2.5mg/L 2,4-D and 1.0mg/L thiamine-HCl. Rice calli immersed in(More)
The increasing occurrence of disease outbreaks caused by Vibrio spp. and the emergence of antibiotic resistance has led to a growing interest in finding alternative strategies to prevent vibriosis. Since the pathogenicity of vibrios is controlled in part by quorum-sensing (QS) system, interfering with this mechanism would prevent the pathogenicity of(More)
Corals are sessile eukaryotic hosts which provide a unique surface for microbial colonization. Culture independent studies show that the coral mucus and tissue harbour diverse and abundant prokaryotic communities. However, little is known about the diversity of bacteria associated with the corals of Gulf of Mannar. The present study characterised the(More)
In Pseudomonas aeruginosa, quorum sensing (QS) autoinducer known as acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) acts as a key regulator in the expression of pathogenic characters. In this work, the efficiency of phenylacetic acid (PAA) in reducing the production of AHL-dependent factors in P. aeruginosa PAO1 was studied. PAA at a concentration of 200 μg ml−1 displayed(More)
The aim of the study is to establish a routine procedure for high frequency plant regeneration from in vitro raised embryogenic callus of abiotic salt sensitive indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar ADT 43. The effect of synthetic auxin 2,4-D on callus induction was optimized to achieve high frequency plant regeneration from fresh embryogenic callus(More)