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Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2016, 4(1), 25-29
DOI: 10.12691/jaem-4-1-3
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Marine Bacteria: A Potential Tool for Antibacterial Activity

Karabi Biswas1, Dipak Paul1 and Sankar Narayan Sinha1,

1Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal, India

Pub. Date: April 25, 2016

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Karabi Biswas, Dipak Paul and Sankar Narayan Sinha. Marine Bacteria: A Potential Tool for Antibacterial Activity. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2016; 4(1):25-29. doi: 10.12691/jaem-4-1-3


The marine environment possesses a wide range of diverse habitats from which novel sources of natural products can be derived. Marine microorganisms produce a diverse array of metabolites with novel chemical structures and potent antibacterial activities. Now-a-days, microbial pathogens show antibiotic resistance. Marine bacteria have been shown to produce antibacterial compounds as extensively as terrestrial bacteria. It was reviewed that the bioactive metabolites extracted from bacteria had broad range of antibacterial activity against various antibiotic resistance bacteria which requires more attention in terms of discovery of drugs.

marine bacteria antibacterial activity bioactive compounds

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