Comparative study on the antibacterial activity of batis maritima against animal and human pathogens

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Chandrakala N and Rajalakshmi G

Mangroves are a group of plants that occur in the coastal intertidal Zones of tropics and the sub tropics.India has a vast coastline of 7000 km mangroves are a group of plants that occur in the coastal intertidal zones of tropics and the sub tropics.Mangrove plants have been used in folklore medicines and extracts from mangrove plants have proven activity against human animal and plant pathogens.Hence an attempt has been made to study the antibacterial activity of Batis maritima. The study revealed that the physico chemical analysis showed variation between the seasons.Among the animal pathogen V.parahaemolyticus showed maximum zone of inhibition (12+2) and was followed by V.harveyi(10+2).Among the human pathogen tested Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed maximum zone of inhibition (8.33+1.52) and was follwed by St.mutants (6.66+2.51).Thus the study revealed that the among the pathogens tested,the alcoholic extract showed the maximum zone of inhibition against animal pathogen.The study revealed that the plant may be used as disease controlling agents in aquaculture system.

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