African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12193

Full Length Research Paper

Screening of antibacterial activity in marine green and brown macroalgae from the coast of Morocco

Chiheb Ibtissam1, Riadi Hassane1*, Martinez-Lopez José2, Dominguez Seglar Josè Francisco3, Gomez Vidal Josè Antonio3, Bouziane Hassan1 and Kadiri Mohamed1
  1Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Tétouan, B. P: 2121, 93002, University Abdelmalek, Essâadi, Morocco. 2Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Campus de Cartuja, CP: 18071, University of Granada, Spain. 3Department of Organic chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Campus de Cartuja, CP: 18071, University of Granada, Spain.
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  •  Accepted: 13 February 2009
  •  Published: 06 April 2009

Abstract

 

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.

 

Key words: Antibacterial activity, green and brown macroalgae, Moroccan coast, algal extract.