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Identification and characterization of potential useful bacteria from marine environment

Thevarajoo, Suganthi and Goh, Kian Mau and Abd. Manan, Fazilah and Ibrahim, Zaharah and Chong, Chun Shiong (2014) Identification and characterization of potential useful bacteria from marine environment. In: BIOJOHOR 2014, 25-27 August, 2015, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.



Marine environment remained as largely unexplored source for researchers to discover novel properties from marine organisms which can benefits human kind. The study aims to isolate marine bacterium from various source of marine environment. Six bacterial strains were successfully isolated from marine samples from seashore of the Desaru, Malaysia and identified by 16S rRNA sequencing. The characterizations of bacterial strains were also performed based morphological tests, Gram staining, biochemical tests and antibiotic sensitivity against several antibiotics by disc diffusion method. The 16S rRNA sequence of D-2, D-4, D-7, D-15, D-31 and D-33 revealed a high identity of 97 to 99% with 16S rRNA sequence belong to genera Pseudomonas, Marinomonas, Exiquobacterium,Micrococcus, Pseudoalteromonasand Shewanella respectively. Strain D-31 exhibited higher tolerance towards antibiotic with resistance to Kanamycin, Ampicillin and Erythromycin. However, the growth of other strains was retarded by at least two of the antibiotics on their normal growth. The isolation of marine bacterial strain belongs to Marinomonas sp. and Pseudoalteromonassp. create of interest for further biological characterization as the strains from these two genera have been proven for the discovery of new antimicrobial substances, enzymes for industry application and unique secondary metabolites.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:antibiotic resistance, marinomonas
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:61038
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:12 Mar 2017 08:25
Last Modified:12 Mar 2017 08:25

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