Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
Collection, molecular identification and Antibacterial activity of Acanthurus mata marine fish from Visakhapatnam coast
Author(s): Maheswari D, Jagadish Naik M
Abstract: A surgeonfish was collected from Visakhapatnam coast and molecularly it was identified as Acanthurus mata. An initial attempt on the antibacterial activity of the surgeonfish (Acanthurus mata) against the few human pathogenic bacteria. Two gram positive and two-gram negative bacteria were used as test organisms in the present study. Bacterial inhibitions were estimated by the cupplate methods and Minimal Inhibition Concentrations (MIC) were also estimated in the study. In the present study skin protein showed 15 mm zone of inhibition at 10mg concentration against S. aureus and Ovaries protein and lipid extracts showed maximum 16mm and 15 mm zone of inhibitions against V. cholera. Lower MIC values (320 µg/ml) was found for Skin protein extract in case of S. aureus, and Salmonella organisms on the other hand same value was found for the ovaries protein extract against V. cholerae.