Screening of antibacterial activity in marine green and brown macroalgae from the coast of Morocco
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AuthorIbtissam, Chiheb; Hassane, Riadi; Martínez López, José; Domínguez Seglar, José Francisco; Gómez Vidal, José Antonio; Hassan, Bouziane; Mohamed, Kadiri
Antibacterial activityGreen and brown macroalgeMoroccan coastAlgal extract
Ibtissam, C.; et al. Screening of antibacterial activity in marine green and brown macroalgae from the coast of Morocco. African Journal of Biotechnology, 8(7): 1258-1262 (2009). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/32967]
SponsorshipThis work is partially supported by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and Development of the Foreign Ministry (AECID) (A/ 3952/05, A/ 5583/06).
Antibacterial activity of methanolic extracts from 32 macroalgae (13 Chlorophyta and 19 Phaeophyta) from the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast of Morocco were evaluated for the production of antibacterial compounds against Escherichia coliATCC 25922, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Klebsiella pnomeuniae ATCC 700603 and E. faecalis ATCC 29213. Our results indicate that these species of seaweed collected from the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast of Morocco present a significant capacity of antibacterial activities, which makes them interesting for screening for natural products.