The antibiotic properties of the tissues of some bivalves

  • R. Seshadri
  • S. Krishnamurthy
  • V. D. Ramamurthy


1. Microbiological plate assays of tissues of four species of bivalves,Arca granosa, Catelysia opima, Meretrix casta andSanguinolaria diphos show inhibitory action againstS. lutea, B. subtilis andE. coli.

2. The tissues ofArca granosa show the maximum inhibitory activity against all the bacteria tested. The inhibitory action of the tissues ofMeretrix casta andCatelysia opima was similar.


Marine Biology Mytilus Edulis Benthic Alga Test Bacterium Tissue Environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Seshadri
    • 1
  • S. Krishnamurthy
    • 1
  • V. D. Ramamurthy
    • 1
  1. 1.U.G.C. Centre for Advanced Study and Research in Marine BiologyPorto Novo

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