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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 655-664

Isolation and Identification of a Bacteriocinic Substance Producing Bacteria from Various Sources
S.B. Ranganath* and T. Sharmila
Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Jnanabharathi Campus,Bangalore University, Bangalore- 560056, India
*Corresponding author

Bacteriocins  are low molecular  proteinaceous antimicrobial compounds  secreted  by  bacteria  to  inhibit  the  growth  of similar  or  closely  related  bacterial  strains. In the present study, an attempt was made to isolate  bacteria from various sources and screen for bacteriocinic activity. A total of 609 bacteria were isolated from different sources out of which 303 gram positive bacteria were screened for antimicrobial activity by primary streak method. Among these, 51 positive isolates were studied for colony and cell morphology which exhibited good antimicrobial activity. Thirty two isolates were streamlined for determination of bacteriocinic activity by agar well diffusion assay against four pathogens. Further three isolates IB23, AH4 and BrMk4 revealed significantly better antimicrobial activity against S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli. very scarce antimicrobial activity was observed against L. monocytogenes. Based on the biochemical tests, the organism was identified to be Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and Lactobaccilus sp. respectively.

Keywords: Bacteriocin,Gram positive, Antimicrobial activity,pathogens,isolates.

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Ranganath, S.B., and Sharmila, T. 2016. Isolation and Identification of a Bacteriocinic Substance Producing Bacteria from Various Sources.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 655-664. doi:
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