Antibacterial Attributes of Marine Gastropod Hemifusus pugilinus (Born, 1778) against Human Pathogenic Bacteria  

J. Mohan Raj1 , G. Chelladurai1 , P. Ramasamy1,2 , P.K Deepa1 , M. Sasirekhamani3
1. Department of Zoology, Kamaraj College, Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India
2. Post- Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Marine Microbes and Ecospheres, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
3. Centre of Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Gundy campus, Chennai ,Tamil Nadu, India
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 57   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0057
Received: 02 Sep., 2014    Accepted: 13 Oct., 2014    Published: 21 Oct., 2014
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Raj et al., 2014, Antibacterial Attributes of Marine Gastropod Hemifusus pugilinus (Born, 1778) against Human Pathogenic Bacteria, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.4, No.57 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0057)


To study the antibacterial activity of marine gastropods Hemifusus puglinius with different solvent extracts against clinically isolated human pathogenic bacteria. Different solvent extracts of Hemifusus pugilinus was screened for their activity against Vibrio parehaemolyticus (J13300), Aeromonas hydrophilla (IDH1585), Salmonella typhi (C6953), Salmonella paratyphi A (C6915), Vibrio cholerae (IDH5439) and Escherichia coli (H10407) using standard well diffusion method and its minimum inhibitory concentration. The study revealed that the ethyl acetate extract of the tissues inhibited the growth of the tested pathogenic bacterial strains. The minimum inhibitory of the tissue extract ranged from 05 to 20 mg/mL. These above observed results showed the marine gastropods H. pugilinus extracts were may use as additional antibacterial compounds to inhibit the growth of harmful human bacteria.

Hemifusus pugilinus; Antibacterial activity; Solvent extracts; Minimum inhibitory concentration
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