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Bioactive Compounds Derived from Microalgae Showing Antimicrobial Activities

Swapnil Sanmukh1, Benedict Bruno1, Udhaya Ramakrishnan1, Krishna Khairnar2*, Sandhya Swaminathan1 and Waman Paunikar2

1NEERI Zonal Laboratory, CSIR Complex, Taramani., Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu, India

2Environmental Virology Cell, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nehru Marg, Nagpur-440020, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author:
Swapnil Sanmukh
NEERI Zonal Laboratory, CSIR Complex
Taramani., Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 09890682388
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 03, 2013; Accepted Date: February 28, 2014; Published Date: March 06, 2014

Citation: Sanmukh S, Bruno B, Ramakrishnan U, Khairnar K, Swaminathan S, et al. (2014) Bioactive Compounds Derived from Microalgae Showing Antimicrobial Activities. J Aquac Res Development 5:224 doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000224

Copyright: © 2014 Sanmukh S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Microalgae have been explored for their bioactive compounds with promising applications encompassing
antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antialgal activities. Considering the present status of widely used treatment therapies and their limitations to tackle their adverse effects, the application of bioactive compounds derived from algae will prove beneficial and much more effective as compared with traditional treatment methods. Due to the emerging infectious diseases, viral infections (epidemic and pandemic) and raise in antibiotic resistant bacteria, there is an urgent need for development of alternative treatment therapies against infectious diseases. Present work provides a brief introduction about the algal bioactive compounds and their activities against various pathogens.

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