International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 188-194
Assessment of antimicrobial potential of endophytic bacteria isolated from Rhizophora mucronata
Anu C.Jose1* and Priscilla Helen Christy2
1Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Kerala, India 2CMS College of Science and Commerce, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
The present study was carried out to find out the antimicrobial activity of endophytic bacteria isolated from Rhizophora mucronata. A total of 26 endophytic bacterial strains were identified from the tissues of plant. Of them, 5 strains showed broad-spectrum of antimicrobial activity against fungal and bacterial pathogens and were identified as genus of Serratia, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Micrococcus and Enterobacter through biochemical characterization.
Antimicrobial activity; Rhizophora mucronata; bacterial strains.