Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 289–295 | Cite as

Antibacterial compound produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain UICC B-40, an endophytic bacterium isolated from Neesia altissima

  • Rina Hidayati Pratiwi
  • Iman Hidayat
  • Muhammad Hanafi
  • Wibowo Mangunwardoyo
Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry


This study’s aim was to determine the identity of antibacterial compounds produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain UICC B-40 and describe the antibacterial compounds’ mechanisms of action for damaging pathogenic bacteria cells. Isolation and identification of the compounds were carried out using thin layer chromatography (TLC), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analyses. Antibacterial activity was assayed via minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the antibacterial compound mechanism was observed morphologically through scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This study successfully identified the (2E,5E)-phenyltetradeca-2,5-dienoate antibacterial compound (molecular weight 300 g/mol), composed of a phenolic ester, fatty acid and long chain of aliphatic group structures. MIC values for this compound were determined at 62.5 μg/ml against Staphylococcus aureus strain ATCC 25923. The mechanism of the compound involved breaking down the bacterial cell walls through the lysis process. The (2E,5E)-phenyltetradeca-2,5-dienoate compound exhibited inhibitory activity on the growth of Gram-positive bacteria.


antibacterial bioactive endophytic bacteria Neesia altissima Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain UICC B-40 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rina Hidayati Pratiwi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Iman Hidayat
    • 3
  • Muhammad Hanafi
    • 4
  • Wibowo Mangunwardoyo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological Education, Faculty of Technics, Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of Indraprasta PGRISouth JakartaIndonesia
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of IndonesiaDepokIndonesia
  3. 3.Microbiology Division, Research Center for BiologyIndonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)CibinongIndonesia
  4. 4.Research Center for Chemistry, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)PUSPIPTEKSerpongIndonesia

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