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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (58) Last page : (66)
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Siderophores from Marine Bacteria with Special Emphasis on Vibrionaceae

Archana V.1, K. Revathi2*, V. P. Limna Mol3, R. Kirubagaran3

1Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Madras University, Chennai- 600005
2MAHER University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600078
3Ocean Science and Technology for Islands, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Pallikaranai, Chennai- 600100
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Received: 11.04.2019 | Revised: 18.05.2019 | Accepted: 25.05.2019  



More than 500 siderophores have been isolated from a huge number of marine bacteria till date. With mankind’s ever-increasing search for novel molecules towards industrial and medical applications, siderophores have gained high importance. These chelating ligands have immense potential in promoting plant growth, drug-delivery, treatment of iron-overload, etc. Many of the potential siderophores have been isolated from bacteria like Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Nocardia, etc. Bacteria belonging to the family Vibrionaceae have recently gained focus owing to their rich potential in secreting siderophores. Many of the vibrionales, viz. Vibrio harveyii, V.   anguillarium, V. campbellii. etc. are aquatic pathogens. These bacteria require iron for their growth and virulence, and hence produce a wide variety of siderophores. The genetic basis of siderophore production by Vibrio sp. has also been largely studied. Further detailed genetic analysis of the mode of siderophore production by Vibrionaceae would be highly effective to treat aquaculture diseases caused by these pathogenic organisms.

Key words: Marine bacteria; Siderophore; Vibrionaceae; Bioactivity; Vibrio campbellii.

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Cite this article: Archana, V., Revathi, K., Limna Mol, V. P., Kirubagaran, R., Siderophores from Marine Bacteria with Special Emphasis on Vibrionaceae, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 58-66 (2019). doi: