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Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 121-127
DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2015.121.127
 
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Herbicidal Activity of an Epibiotic Bacillus Strain WP3 from Sea Fan Coral

C. Chellaram and A. Alex John

Abstract:
Marine organisms continue to be a huge source to produce unique and potential bioactive compounds that cure deadly disease. This research investigates the herbicidal properties of bacteria isolated from surface of the coral, Junceella juncea (Pallas, 1766). Two hundred and thirty four different bacterial strains were isolated from the coral from Tuticorin coast, Gulf of Mannar region, south east coast of India. The strain WP3 was found to prove excellent herbicidal property when tested against Lemna minor. The 16S rRNA sequencing and phylogenetic identification shows that the stain WP3 was identified to fell under the genera Bacillus. The assay was carried out for crude extract and column purified extract. Mass spectrophotometry (MALDI-TOF) analysis has shown that the mass of the molecules ranged from 1148-1729 Da. Thus the marine bacteria isolated from corals are a potential source of novel bioactive agents and other natural products.
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How to cite this article:

C. Chellaram and A. Alex John, 2015. Herbicidal Activity of an Epibiotic Bacillus Strain WP3 from Sea Fan Coral. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 10: 121-127.

DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2015.121.127

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jfas.2015.121.127

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