Antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin isolated and purified from rumen liquor collected from slaughtered goats 

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.7043    | Article Id: B-2775 | Page : 802-807
Citation :- Antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin isolated and purified from rumen liquor collected from slaughtered goats .Indian Journal of Animal Research.2015.(49):802-807

S. Barathiraja, J. Thanislass*, P.X. Antony and S. Venkatesaperumal

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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of  Veterinary Education and Research, Kurumbapet, Puducherry–605 009, India.


Bacteriocin like substance with antimicrobial activity was purified from freshly collected rumen liquor using 60% ammonium sulphate precipitation followed by ion exchange(SP-Sepharose)  and gel filtration (Sephadex G25) chromatographic techniques. Purity of the product was checked on SDS-PAGE, having molecular weight of 6.5 kDa. Anti-microbial activity was demonstrated using Bacillus subtilis by gel overlay method and agar cut well diffusion method. Proteomic analysis confirmed the substance as bacteriocin. The purified sample was resistant to the action of protease. The substance was active at pH 4, 7 and 10. It was also active at autoclave temperature. The peptide purified was found to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus (MTCC87), Listeria monocytogenes (MTCC 657) and Pseudomonas aeurginosa (MTCC 424).


Anti-microbial Bacteriocin Goat Peptide Rumen.


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