Observations on the exploitation of sea turtles along the Tuticorin coast, Tamil Nadu, India

Mohanraj, T (2011) Observations on the exploitation of sea turtles along the Tuticorin coast, Tamil Nadu, India. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter, 14 . pp. 9-11.

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Abstract

Aqueous extract of seven species of marine macroalgae were screened for their antimicrobial potency against ten pathogenic bacterial strains. Ulva fasciata, Gracilaria corticata, Sargassum wightii and Padina tetrastromatica showed significantly higher activity against 70% of the tested bacterial isolates. The maximum zone of inhibition was noted for the red alga G.corticata against Proteus mirabilis (17mm) and brown alga P. tetrastromatica against the pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio harveyi (15mm). The general trend of inhibitory activity was higher towards Gram negative bacteria.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:exploitation; sea turtle; Tuticorin coast; Tamil Nadu; India; turtle
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Tuticorin
CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8738
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Oct 2011 13:42
Last Modified:13 Oct 2011 13:42

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