Antibacterial activity of Chitosan Nanoparticles against sea food pathogens

  • Sruthy V.R Department of Hospital administration, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India
  • Kumar Sai Sailesh Department of Physiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Keywords: Chitosan, Vibrio, Chloramphenicol

Abstract

The present study was designed to investigate antibacterial activity of chitosan nanoparticles against sea food pathogens. Chitosan is an interesting polymer that has been used extensively in the medical field. It is either partially or fully deacetylated chitin. It is a good antibacterial and antifungal agent. Chitosan is synthesized by STPP method and its active range is evaluated by uv-vis spectroscopy. Then its antibacterial is tested against isolated Vibrio and also tested the antibacterial activity of chloramphenicol against the isolated species for knowing the strength of the strain. Chitosan is a good antibacterial agent that killed Vibrio around its active sites. But, chloramphenicol is a weak antibacterial agent than chitosan.

Author Biographies

Sruthy V.R, Department of Hospital administration, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India

Department of Hospital administration, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India

Kumar Sai Sailesh, Department of Physiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India

Head of the Department, Department of Physiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Published
2018-11-30