Journal of Biology and Today's World

ISSN - 2322-3308

Neha Katkar

Department of Microbiology, Abeda Inamdar Senior College, 2390-B, K. B. Hidayatullah Road, Azam Campus, Pune-411001, India


  • Research   
    Inhibition of Bacterial Biofilms by Streptomyces Derived Crude Extract
    Author(s): Jaspal Kaur Oberoi*, Tooba Momin, Rucha Ande and Neha Katkar

    One of the ability of bacteria is to form biofilms. Generally, bacteria prefer to live in communities in biofilms because by doing so they can acquire many advantages such as bacteria within biofilms show resistance to antimicrobial agents also they can overcome the host immune defense mechanism. The increasing rate of antibiotic resistance by the biofilm forming microorganisms have hampered the treatment options and highlighted the need for antibiofilm agents. Members of the Actinomycetes family are known to produce active antibiofilm compounds. This study was designed to find a broad spectrum, novel, non-toxic antibiofilm agent from Streptomyces against various biofilm forming bacteria like Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Enterobacter. Ethyl acetate extracts of two Streptomyces species Streptomyces viridochromogenes strain NBRC 3113.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2322-3308.20.9.211

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