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1805004

 

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12-17

 

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Antimicrobial Properties of Skin Mucus from Freshwater Fishes

Authors

H.D. Kaher

Abstract

The fishes are living in the medium rich in pathogenic microbes. The mucus secreted by the skin of fish showed more antimicrobial properties. The mucus secreated by the skin of fish showed more antimicrobial properties. The mucus collected from the six freshwater fishes were tested against the four pathogenic bacteria (E.coli, P.aeruginosa, B.subtilus and S.aureus ) and two pathogenic fungi namely (Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger) by well diffusion method. The activity was measured in terms of zone of inhibition in mm. The findings of the current investigation showed that the mucus of snake head fish (Channa punctatus) may be a potential source antimicrobial agent than the walking catfish (Clarius batrachus), grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala), bighead carp (Aristicthys nobilis), and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).

Keywords

Mucus, Antimicrobial Properties, Pathogenic Bacteria, Well Diffusion Method, Fish

 

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Citation

Antimicrobial Properties of Skin Mucus from Freshwater Fishes. H.D. Kaher. 2018. IJIRCT, Volume 4, Issue 5. Pages 12-17. https://www.ijirct.org/viewPaper.php?paperId=1805004

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